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A Declining Murder Rate Suggests That A Fully Transparent Economy Is Becoming Possible

April 23rd 2018

Over the last 12 months… 289 homicides have occurred in New York City.

Nevertheless, by comparison that was a record low and a huge improvement from the nearly 2,200 homicides, which had occurred here in 1990. Yet, today I wonder… what could become of this down-turn in street level violence?

Because in my opinion, the greatest implication of this trend… should revolve around implementing subway systems, nationwide.

And specifically, I believe that, “the violent crime statistic,” is the number one reason that other cities don’t have subway systems, like New York does.

But furthermore, I also tend to believe that this trend towards a more passive society signifies a legislative cornerstone geared towards economic transparency… whereby, mass transit intrinsically ties the masses together as a privilege to the masses and that that freedom… should be somewhat dependent upon the necessity to prevent violent crime! Whereas, I tend to believe that a subway system could be implemented nationwide because of this downturn in violence! Which is to say that with 9+ million people in NYC today, less than 300 homicides occurred this past year, despite some of the worst income disparity in the world… signalling to me the ability for society as a whole to come together around public transit due to the maturity of a population which has remained non-violent, in a city with some of the worst income disparity in the history of planet Earth.

And working in Manhattan today, I can attest that some of this pacifism is also seemingly a bi-product of an increasingly foreign population, perhaps humbled by the US economy. Yet, for this reason, it is of my opinion that the current composition of the city, in terms of an increased immigrant population, has also contributed to this downturn in violence.

But in conclusion, what could occur due to this abhorrently declining murder rate? And I personally believe that this trend could lead to a number of things, however an increased support for implementing both; economic transparency and subway systems nationwide, to me makes the most sense. Meaning, that with the murder rate dropping… economic institutions might consider increasing transparency, particularly in regards to home-ownership, mass transit and retirement planning.

And does the public not deserve that?

-William Larsen, Civilians News