Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rock Concerts Causing All World's Problems

Economist Steven Levitt, author of the book Freakonomics, has discovered a new surprising connection--Rock concerts are actually the cause of all the world's problems.

"Aids, global warming, gun violence, childhood obesity, reality shows--they all have one cause," says Levitt. "The trend is clear. As the number of rock concerts has increased, we've seen a definite increase in all of these world problems."

Concerts designed to raise awareness are particularly to blame. "It seems that concerts designed to raise awareness on certain issues inevitably correspond with sharp increases in the area the concerts try to address."

This year's Live Earth concert will, according to Levitt, result in bringing the global warmth Armageddon a good four or five years earlier than expected.

Levitt also states is there is a slightly smaller, but still significant, relationship between the world problems and "National Fill-in-the-blank Awareness" bills.

"Especially Awareness Weeks," says Levitt. "Awareness Days are bad, but boy, do those Awareness Weeks wreak havoc."


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