O’Reilly: Canadian Life Expectancy is Higher than American Because “We Have Ten Times as Many People”

You can’t jump up and take notice every time Bill O’Reilly says something dumb, but as Jon Chait says this is really dumb. O’Reilly tells a viewer that Canada’s higher life expectancy is “to be expected” because since we have ten times the population, we also have ten times as many accidents and ten times as much crime:

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Needless to say, it doesn’t work like that at all. Japan, which has considerably more people than Canada, has an even higher life expectancy.