You know the old saying: "Everyone loves a charade." Well, it seems that the Census Bureau may be playing games.
Last week, one of the millions of workers hired by Census 2010 to parade around the country counting Americans blew the whistle on some statistical tricks.
The worker, Naomi Cohn, told The Post that she was hired and fired a number of times by Census. Each time she was hired back, it seems, Census was able to report the creation of a new job to the Labor Department.
Below, I have a couple more readers who worked for Census 2010 and have tales to tell.
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." - U.S. President John F. Kennedy
(crossposted from watcherofweasels.org)
A study at Harvard Business School demonstrates that higher federal spending in a district corresponds with lower corporate spending (via memeorandum)
A number of Council members have blogged about this.
Business people understand what liberal policy wonks don’t: all that spending has to be paid for by taxes; all those taxes suck money out of the economy; and an economy with no money is a perilous business environment.
The study looked at the last forty years and considered the states in which their Representative ascended to chairmanship of powerful committees. First, the study found that earmarks went up 40-50% and discretionary spending went up by 10% in those states. Meanwhile, private investment, R&D, and sales went down over those same periods. That puts serious cold water to Keynesian theories.
More specifically, The Glittering Eye writes:
In my view that constitutes additional empirical evidence for a Keynesian multiplier of less than one. I’m still waiting for empirical evidence from supporters of fiscal stimulus via deficit spending that measures outputs rather than measuring inputs.
In a later post, The Glittering Eye applies a complementary analysis to the latest report from the CBO.
I concluded that Robbing Peter doesn’t pay Paul.
USA Today reports that private pay has shrunk to historically low levels, which should send chills down Americans’ spines. After 17 months, we are finally seeing the anticipated results of Obama’s well-designed policies.
And there are those who still think Obama isn’t intentionally trying to bankrupt the United States through the implementation of government programs, nationalizing of industries, bogus “reforms”–all under the guise of good will and fixing a “broken” system.
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