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  •  Now you're talking: follow the money. (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Their refusal to release the data (4+ / 0-)
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      is especially damning, given the severity and nature of this "error". Their careers should be ruined over this, both on its merits and as a warning shot to anyone else who would whore themselves to further a self-interested agenda.

      You hear that, Doug Holtz-Eakin?

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:44:12 AM PDT

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      •  willfully ignorant (4+ / 0-)
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        It's pretty obvious that they cooked up a spreadsheet, saw the results they liked, and hit the "submit high impact article" button without doublechecking. Then it was published without adequate review.

        That's not science. That's propaganda generation.

        History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

        by quill on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:37:45 AM PDT

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        •  Does anyone have access to the actual spreadsheet (2+ / 0-)
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          and know what the specific nature of this "error" war? I have a fair amount of experience with Excel and am curious as to how basic or arcane the "error" was. I've seen spreadsheets from hell in various industries that are a case study in "spaghetti code", but even if so that's no excuse as that's what grad students are for, to check these things for accuracy.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:51:39 AM PDT

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          •  Dairies link to Roosevelt Institute (0+ / 0-)

            That dairy covers some of that IIRC. If you haven't read it.

            .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

            by Roger Fox on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:11:04 AM PDT

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