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Correlation is Still Useful

The problem in political policy is that once a decision is reached, a policy enacted, and a bureaucracy created we get married to the solution and refuse to correct previous analysis and assumptions. Tools that are successful in analyzing are often not so successful in predicting. The problem with government analysis is not their imperfection but their resistance to correction.

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When Policy Trumps Evidence

Book Review: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ by Nina Teicholz What if the government’s crusade against fat fed the spread of obesity by encouraging us to abstain from foods that satiate us efficiently? from The Wall Street Journal by Trevor Butterworth…

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The Value of Simple Policy

from Kevin Wilson in The National Review, The Mapmaker’s Dilemma Excerpt: “The economy” is an abstraction, a way of talking about billions and billions of discrete activities and transactions that are too complex and fast-moving to be aggregated into something…

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