Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Are Blogs Evidence? What Is?

October 18th, 2012

Of the six studies that Gov Romney cites to defend his mathematically-challenged tax plan, a few were blogs and were thus often dismissed by critics as being de facto inadequate evidence simply by dint of being blog posts.   As an active, evidence-based blogger, I can only say…quelle horreur! Actually, I think it’s entirely fair to… Read more

Presidential Debate, Round #2

October 17th, 2012

That big eagle’s climbing on his surfboard, so it must be time for Presidential debate #2.  I’ll be playing some post-debate chin music on CNBC.  See you there. In the meantime, does anybody else feel this way?: You captain the ship of state for four years through terribly treacherous waters,  move landmark legislation over huge political… Read more

More Fog From Mitt and Co.–(this time on jobs)

October 16th, 2012

When I first heard that Gov Romney’s econ team was touting that Mitt’s program would generate 12 million jobs over four years, I went to a few long term forecasts–forecasts, mind you, that were totally independent of who won the election–and found that one prominent one predicted exactly that: 12 million jobs, having nothing to… Read more