The Reason for Lower Violent Crime Rates – Cell Phones

Well, that’s Bob Wright’s idea, anyway. While we’ve never firmly asserted causality between the increase in gun ownership and concealed carriers with the two decades-long drop in violent crime rates in the US, others famously have. But Wright — an author, thinker and impresario — sees things a little differently. To him, it’s the likelihood of having a cellular dime dropped on them that has more potential bad actors straightening up and flying right. His interlocutor in this little palaver, Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post seems, shall we say, less than persuaded.   [h/t]