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The House Advantage

As I watch Amy scurry around and put the final touches on our Homer house before we leave to go home to Boulder, I thought I’d stay out of the way and write a quick final book post on The House Advantage.  I read a bunch more books the past two weeks but ran out…

The Bullshit of Government Statistics

I just got the following breaking news alert from The New York Times. “U.S. Economy Adds 290,000 Jobs in April; Jobless Rate Rises to 9.9%” Let’s parse this.  The first clause says “U.S. Economy Adds 290,000 Jobs in April.”  This means to me that a bunch of people found new jobs in April.  A bunch. …