Monday, January 12, 2009

There is something green and slimy about this ...

The NYT reports on the fiscal hijinks of the California Avacado Commission.

I am never sure if the reason why there are not more stories like this is that newspapers and other media do not assign their reporters to look into them or if they really are isolated incidents. I am inclined toward the former view but this is a case where the file drawer problem really hinders inference.

Hat tip: Dan Black