Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics (Volume 359)

As a former economist and statistician I’m hesitant to ascribe motive to that which might be explained by chance (remember the outcome of the Washington Redskins game prior to a presidential election was an accurate predictor for whether the incumbent party would win or loose back to the 1930’s until this last election.

Steve Sturm has been looking at 3rd quarter GDP estimates in election years and the later reported actual 3rd quarter GDP. He finds that the supposedly non-partisan bureaucrats at the Commerce Department have managed to put out numbers that reflected poorly on the Republican candidate or gave a boots to the Democratic candidate.. Coincidence?

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The Making Of A 9/11 Republican


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