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    Yes, Planet Money put together the piece which I heard on my local NPR station.  It also got newsplay on a variety of other media outlets, including the Washington Post and, etc.

    No doubt, you can find someone who thinks each and every single media outlet out there is biased in some way or another.  Certainly, many republicans curse the "liberal media bias" that reports on the agreement among climate scientist about global climate change.  

    What I have written here is NOT "my" facts.  I have reported on a story that appeared on NPR, or Planet Money if you prefer, and my reaction to that story.  I beleive I have correctly characterized that story and the topics raised therein, and so far no one has said I mischaracterized the story (I appreciate the response from Dean Baker you cited, and hope to read it entirely soon).  

    If you don't like what these economists have to say, you are always welcome to ignore the thoughts of highly educated knowledgable people discussing the field of their own expertise.  Sadly many Americans do just that on issue like climate change and rape, and others.

    Being a fact-based person, when a group of economists advance ideas that counter my own pre-conceptions, I HAVE to acknowledge that and give those ideas serious consideration, and put them up for discussion.  that is what I am doing here.  I am sorry if you find these facts (not "my" facts) disturbing.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:38:08 PM PST

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