Friday, April 19, 2013

The Excel Depression

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From: barry levine
Date: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM
Subject: re: The Excel Depression
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To the Editor:
  It is a lifetime struggle to "Never attribute to malice that which
is adequately explained by stupidity". But in the context of excluding
years of data that don't fit their thesis and over-weighting small
nations that fit it, Reinhart's and Rogoff's coding error doesn't look
so innocent. It is consistent with a determined effort to shore up
austerian politicians despite the data.
   Of course that correlation doesn't prove causality. But hey, I'm
just laying out the facts here.
Barry Haskell Levine

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