From: Russell Brand: Revolution -- A Review by Jamie Bartlett (edited)
He cites an experiment, conducted in the 1990s in Washington, DC, where thousands of people meditated together and tested the impact on the area.
Brand notes excitedly that over the two months of the experiment, crime fell by 23 per cent...
I looked into that study as it seems like quite a claim. Turns out it’s never been replicated.
Those who reviewed it were all adherents of Transcendental Meditation.
It also turns out that the murder rate in Washington hit its highest ever level during the experiment.
What’s more, the drop was not an actual measurable drop in recorded crime, it was a drop from what a computer model created by one of the experimenters predicted would have been the crime level had these people not been meditating and levitating and what not.