Some interesting numbers
This will be my last post taken from material in Saturday’s Times, I promise. Charles M. Blow had a fun op ed piece titled "The Prurient Trap." His basic point had to do with the hypocrisy of conservative who deliver the family values sermon and find themselves chasing young women in Argentina. But in the course of the article, he sites some statistics on divorce rates, teenage birthrates and subscriptions to online porn. States won by McCain dominate the wrong end of each of these charts. Having said that, Massachusetts has really low divorce rates and really low teenage birthrates, but is somewhere in the middle of the pack on subscriptions to online porn sites. What gives? Maybe it is a highly educated tech savvy state. The highly educated helps keep divorce and teenage birthrates down (it also seems to make for liberal politics) and the tech savvy part perhaps leads people to find their porn on line (as opposed to in other forms).