Sunday, February 24, 2008

America the weird


The US is just a fucking weird place. I seem to be constantly stumbling over graphic reminders of this. Here's yet another scatterplot, this time of religiosity vs. per-capita GDP. Here's the source, an article by Alan Wolfe in the Atlantic that claims we shouldn't worry about religious conflict, because Jihad is going to merge with McWorld and give us Americanized McReligions in the model of Rick "Purpose-driven" Warren, that are more interested in self-improvement than holy war. I suppose that's a positive vision.

1 comment:

TGGP said...

I find within-country variation in wealth/religion to be similarly interesting.

Jihad will inevitably defeat McWorld and usher in the Return of Patriarchy. There's no defeating Darwin.