A geographers methodology for measuring propensity for evil:
Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number
of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line. On this map, done in
yellow, Clark County is bile (see map on Page 2).
Envy was calculated using the total number of thefts -- robbery,
burglary, larceny and stolen cars. Rendered in green, of course, Clark
County is emerald.
Wrath was calculated by comparing the total number of violent crimes
-- murder, assault and rape -- reported to the FBI per capita. Vought
and his colleagues used the color red to illustrate wrath, so Clark
County looks like a fresh welt. Washoe is slightly statistically
duller. Everywhere else is a friendly pork pink.
Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted
diseases -- HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea -- reported
per capita. Here again, Clark and Washoe counties are worst. Carson
City County is a close third.
Gluttony was calculated by counting the number of fast food
restaurants per capita, and this is one category where Clark County is
bested. First in deep fry goes to Carson City.
Sloth was calculated by comparing expenditures on arts,
entertainment and recreation with the rate of employment. Here again
Clark County is beat, scoring only average on the scale of sloth.
And pride, lastly, is most important. The root of all sins, in this
study, is the aggregate of all data. Vought and his Kansas colleagues
combined all data from the six other sins and averaged it into an
overview of all evil. So pride, mapped in purple, shows the states two
darkest bruises: counties Clark and Carson City.