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.