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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 :::

I had been oblivious to the fact that there have been riots in Stockholm this past week.
“Exclusion, poverty and unemployment” are the main causes of the riots [said] Yves Zenou
Well, those and rioters.
"Many are not in employment, many because of discrimination, and many have low education levels."
High effective minimum wages, heavy redistribution, and
employment protection laws forcing companies to fire their newest employees first when jobs cuts are needed.
might be worth mentioning as well. Still, perhaps something should be done about those low education levels.
In Husby, at least 25 percent of residents have no high school degree even though tuition is free, according to city statistics from 2011.
The trigger was
the police shooting of a local 69-year-old man originally from Portugal. Police brutality and racist slurs have exacerbated tensions, the group says.
Racist slurs are, to be sure, not helpful. There would seem to be a heavy immigration/language/culture element to this.
“People in these areas seldom meet Swedes. They watch TV in their own languages and are isolated.”

::: posted by dWj at 3:36 PM

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