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Mon Jul 26 14:15:18 CDT 2004
>Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:41:05 +0000
>From: "L. Bird" <pkeets at hotmail.com>
> >And how some people think citing a personal story falsifies a fact.
>This is actually an accepted practice of invalidating a deductive argument.
Sorry. I should have said "And how some people think citing an
anecdote falsifies a statistic." The fact (again, according to
Galbraith and his fellow panelists) is that outsourcing has only
eliminated some 500,000 U.S. jobs. Their judgment was that this
figure _should be_ insignificant in charting U.S. policy. Whether
Mark knows some of those 500,000 or not does nothing to change the
facts, nor, I suspect, the economists' judgment.
"the average Texan...carries not just a gun but a SHOTGUN."
--Pete Townshend, 1967
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