"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts
Start December 20th 2010: 177 lbs
Currant: 136 lbs
Goal: 125 lbs
11 more lbs to go
Follow My Journey :-)
Women's suffrage to blame for lack of small government?
This paper examines the growth of government during this century
as a result of giving women the right to vote. Using cross - sectional
time - series data for 1870 – 1940, we examine state government ex-
penditures and revenue as well as voting by U.S. House and Senate
state delegations and the passage of a wide range of different state
laws. Suffrage coincided with immediate increases in state govern-
ment expenditures and revenue and more liberal voting patterns
for federal representatives, and these effects continued growing
over time as more women took advantage of the franchise. Con-
trary to many recent suggestions, the gender gap is not something
that has arisen since the 1970s, and it helps explain why American
government started growing when it did.
Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
Starting Weight: 294 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Goal Weight: 195 pounds
Lol Kenn. Troublemaker. I predict name calling and most people not reading all 36 pages. I'm working my way through it.
Last edited by strom; 05-10-2011 at 09:55 PM.
so apparently bashing women is pretty manly, huh?
my primal journal:
Done. Its really dry for one thing. Very odd coming from Yale since its a very liberal university. I think he may be making some leaps of logic since not all women will vote liberal.