Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What the occupiers know ...

From New York magazine, of all places, a pretty harsh testament to the ignorance of the Wall Street occupiers.  The answers to the tax rate and government expenditure questions are priceless, if predictable.

Key caveat: New York magazine declines to share the sampling scheme it used. Most likely, it was "demonstrators who look friendly and are willing to answer questions they might not know the answer to when asked by a magazine reporter". Now, one might argue that this sampling scheme should actually overstate the average knowledge of the occupiers if in fact people who know more are more willing to answer questions.

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