Saturday, December 02, 2006

So Much for Meaningless Studies

Having read another meaningless piece about who gives more, conservatives or liberals (this one by Thomas Sowell ... sorry, no link), I decided that I would produce my own scientific work.

Considering this is the last weekend of work at my part-time job, I decided to determine who was less rude, conservatives or liberal. There were exactly twenty-seven people whom I extended my hand to, to receive either cash or credit card to pay for gas or other consumables. In each case in which my hand was ignored and the aforementioned cash or credit card was ignorantly tossed onto the counter, I asked afterward whether the person considered themself conservative or liberal. Twenty-six replied they were conservative.

Accordingly, I have come to the conclusion that conservatives are mostly arrogant pricks.

Do I truly believe this? No. No more than I believe that more conservatives give blood than liberals, as the study Sowell relies on states (or the reverse for that matter). How in the hell does one quantify that anyway?

2 Swings of the bat:

Anonymous said...

I didn't even waste my time reading it. Why would someone want to do a study on this? Sheesh.

It was in the Freeman; I can get a link if you really want one.

Other Side said...

Thanks Dean. I read the Sowell piece in the Freeman, just don't subscribe to the paper or the e-mail version.

People give regardless of political orientation ... they do because they want to and care.