Voltaire — To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Diversity, soldiers and happiness
The Wall Street Journal has a review of a new book examining what caused Union soldiers in the Civil War to desert:
Factors like age, marital status, pro-Lincoln support back home and whether the army was on a winning streak also made a measurable difference, but the most important predictor of desertion was socioeconomic and demographic diversity.