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  •  Validity (6+ / 0-)

    Would it be appropriate to mention that Reinhart's husband is a fellow at AEI and that Rogoff gets a lot of ink at Heritage?

    Coincidence? I think not.

    It's pretty hard to screw up that badly on your data. And as many have said, why Excel? SAS would be preferred...

    •  Thanks for that, I was considering (3+ / 0-)
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      Portia Elm, 3goldens, raincrow

      that there was a desire to acheive a financially consistant answer.  Today's academic research may not be controlled by big donors, but they can bend the direction it goes.

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:49:37 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, it's quite easy to screw up that bad. (4+ / 0-)

      What's not easy is to say with a straight face that having your essential empirical result erased before your eyes doesn't affect your conclusions.

      But then, they didn't say it didn't affect their conclusions, they said it didn't affect their "message". And that is 100% true, since their message was, is and always will be a fixed bit of nonsense, unconnected real world phenomena.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:46:36 PM PDT

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    •  Oooh! Good stuff! Thanks! n/t (0+ / 0-)

      To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

      by Eyesbright on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 06:17:34 PM PDT

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      •  I'd already written about this in more detail ... (0+ / 0-)

        elsewhere and decided I'd go ahead and use that writing, with more detail added, to create a diary here.

        http://www.dailykos.com/...

        I quoted FullChat's comment but realized that if I went in to detail about that, the diary would get longer and longer and I'd never finish it!

        To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

        by Eyesbright on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 06:59:25 PM PDT

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