Politicians’ Big (Prize-winning) Influence on Life and Death (new data)

The results in a new medical study bolster the reputations of the nine national leaders who shared the 2020 Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education. That prize was awarded to Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Narendra Modi of India, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, Donald […]

Copious Deaths, and the Greatness of Presidents

Large numbers of deaths may be good for an American president’s reputation, suggests this new study: “War and Presidential Greatness,” David R. Henderson (Naval Postgraduate School) and Zachary Gochenour [pictured here] (George Mason University), SSRN working paper #2029774, March 27, 2012. The authors explain: “Historians and journalists commonly survey other historians on the relative ‘greatness’ […]