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A challenge

November 1, 2009

What variables should we include?  Some initial thoughts:  ratio of
prison spending to education… percentage of gated communities compared
to low-income housing … incarceration rates v. those without healthcare
… social distance … social capital
…  As a sociologist, this makes me think.  Things are not static. This
gives me hope.  We need something by which to measure our progress.
Whereas people may not understand abstractions or theories, they do
understand numbers.

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