From the Financial Times –
I’m trying to find the study to look at exactly what the ” other factors” were that the professor used in the control besides calss and income. That would matter as per the outcome and could be significant or not.
We might want to have a more in depth study of the community itself, the place, the reason the community is ethnically and racially diverse etc,
I will search for the paper in full but I quote a comment on another site
“Robert Putnam is a chatty social scientist, so I wouldn’t count on it.”
This seems true. Richard Posner in his brilliant book, “Public Intellectuals: A Story of Decline”, gives a devastating critique of Putman and the way he distorts to make headlines or sell books.
I don’t know if this is true but as I said I hope to read the full study.
Second post here, and I have an exam in an hour and twenty minutes so I mustbe off.