Your Blogmeister’s Hotel Room
* By now, Steve Sailer knows more about Stanley Fischer than Stanley Fischer knows about Stanley Fischer.
* One of the big problems with the statistic that former NFL players have a suicide rate (supposedly) six times higher than the suicide rate of the country as a whole (aside from the fact that the genesis of that unsubstantiated “fact” turns out to be some dork with a fax machine, a former NFL player himself who probably has an axe to grind), is that we know that every former NFL player is a man of at least early middle age. Meanwhile, the whole country includes women. Men have a higher rate of successful suicide than women, even though women have a higher rate of attempted suicide than men, i.e. the axiom that women try more often and men succeed more often. But this means that the thing to do is to compare the suicide rate of former NFL players to the suicide rate of similarly aged men in general.
* Jay Swearingen made a little bit of news yesterday at my place of work. The Democrat House member from Kansas City announced that he won’t be running for Auditor this year.
And you can’t get a more appropriate name for an elected politician than “Swearing In.”