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  •  Nicely put. (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    When Peggy Noonan, Rush Limbaugh, and other Republicans made their prognostications about the outcome of the election, they went with their "gut" feelings, absent any statistical data to support a prediction of a Romney win.  Their belief that economic growth is propelled by tax rate reductions for the 1% (of whom they are a part) is part "gut" and part naked self-interest, but it's not supported by the numbers.  The ascendance of Nate Silver and Sam Wang might pave the way for data-driven consideration of many issues heretofore left to pundits and politicians -- from tax policy to climate change.  I wonder if this in itself could be a new movement?

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