Occam’s Razor

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6 Responses to “Occam’s Razor”

  1. and another take on the same theme, from:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/the-brash-hypocrisy-of-lanny-davis/257701/

    “Washington is filled with people making other people’s arguments for money. Anyone trying to do anything of good purpose is in a constant struggle to keep from drowning in the river of steaming bullshit served up by lobbyists and politicians and pundits and PR firms. They bend statistics, they do impressions of people who believe what they say, and all the while the country burns….”

  2. Thanks, Hank:

    http://neverendingaudit.tumblr.com/post/24027209891

    The best refutation of YesButLiberty I’ve seen so far.

  3. Hey P.L., I miss your posts. Maybe you’d know — do policy analysts/students of public policy have a name for the long-used tactic of funding all sides of a policy question in order to pull the interested parties out to the various extreme positions, leaving a policy vacuum at the center where consensus and progress are possible?

    It’s been used for a long time; it came up at http://rabett.blogspot.com/2012/12/facts-still-matter.html

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