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  •  But shouldn't policy makers use peer reviewed... (4+ / 0-) for making their policies? Just sayin'. But yeah, a person is free to publish what they like. And hopefully they will enjoy the freedom to have their careers suffer from their sloppy work and questionable assumptions.

    Unfortunately, as I think you are suggesting, that failure is not so likely to wash over onto the policy makers. I would agree but I hope that I'm very wrong about that. Perhaps this will begin a new cycle of economic re-evaluation. I hope every reliance on R & R's work is scrutinized and put under the microscope. I hope the same will be done with successes where debt went greater than 90% (see: US economy, 1946).

    •  In economics it's often impractical. Peer-reviewed (1+ / 0-)
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      publications take years so everyone uses white papers to present new results.

    •  Like Bush and the Iraq War, the pluto-slaves (4+ / 0-)

      bend the facts to suit the policy. They want the 98% to pay. Period. It's been obvious all along that that was bad policy but that's what they want. They use arguments to make it sound vaguely rational, but in the end it doesn't matter if is or not. It's what they will do.

      And our conserva- and corporate Dems are just fine with that.

      Frankly, I'd rather take down Exxon or Goldman Sachs, the way we're taking down RushBeckistan, than elect another "better" Democrat who's going to wind up singing for the bankster choir.

      by Words In Action on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 05:44:09 PM PDT

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