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In the section of East New York served by the program, gun injury rates were cut in half over the three years the program was studied, compared to a 5 percent drop in a neighboring community with similar characteristics. The area of the South Bronx served by Cure Violence experienced “strong and significant” declines in gun injuries (down 37 percent) and shootings (down 63 percent), the study says. That compares to 29 percent and 17 percent reductions, respectively, in East Harlem.
“Marginal can be considered marginal for many reasons. The reason that it’s classed as that will have a large impact on whether or not it’s all feasible to bring it into annual grain production,” says Lemke. Sandy soils are more likely to leach nutrients such as soil organic nitrogen. Sandy soils and sloping land are also “particularly fragile in terms of soil structure and erosion risks and so on,” Lemke adds. Steep land and sandy soils are drought-prone. Native prairie in southwestern Saskatchewan also has moisture limitations.
Perry Gandhi Mehrling received his A.B (magna cum laude) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University and his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. Mehrling was valedictorian of the class of 1977 at Boston Latin School. He is currently a Professor in the Economics Department at Barnard College/Columbia University and the Director of Educational Programs at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, a global not for profit organization dedicated to changing the way economics is currently taught. He teaches a "Economics of Money and Banking" MOOC on the Coursera website.