Some Feedback on My Op-ed on Women's Suffrage


Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'd be curious to see the raw data. Just a penchant of mine.

I agree with your basic conclusions that women exert an effect heavily weighting the democratic side of the ledger. Yet this is solely a result of my own observations rather than influence from any particular set of data.

If women were so concerned, over personal security, why wouldn't they have been horrified by FDR's first official act as president being the literal looting of the people's gold (money - both that of women, and as well, men) in exchange for a fiat paper currency backed by nothing except those same women's own futures... whether single or married?

I would think any such realization (which I concede is somewhat difficult to unveil) should propel these same women so far to the conservative side of that same ledger we would find ourselves hard pressed to have ALL our government representatives not searching their wastebaskets for mere scraps of paper on which to scibble out even 2-paragraph draft bills. I believe we are not to that point and, sadly, are unlikely to arrive there for quite some unforeseeable distance into the future.

Could it be women are more easily persuaded than men to believe there might be some such reality wherein one is capable of actually acquiring "something for nothing"?

I think either some component(s) of the data might be skewing your resultant conclusions, and/or some component(s) actually missing. I can't say what the component(s) might be; I just have a certain feeling I can't quite scratch.


11/29/2007 7:02 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Bruce:

Well, my book Freedomnomics as a more detailed discussion that might be more accessible, but if you want to see an academic version of the paper please go here;
and download the paper near the bottom of the page to look at.

11/29/2007 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'd like to thank you for providing that link to the abstract. Your quick response is greatly appreciated.


11/30/2007 8:11 PM  

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