Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Quotes of the day

But the first law of advocacy science coincides with a well-known economic principle: any cost-benefit analysis that only looks at one side of the ledger will always come to a reliable conclusion.--Justin Wolfers
If you read Wolfers' whole article, you'll see that he identifies some Bikini Statistics (no photo planned).
More than two hundred years ago, we fought a whole revolution and everything to get the government to leave us the hell alone. Now it thinks it's entitled to know whether I am a qualified small business owning woman. Small business? Check. Woman? Check. Qualified? Who the hell do you think you are, Mr. Tax Man?--Megan McArdle
They're going to raise your taxes by thousands of dollars per year, and they have the audacity to hope you don't mind.--John McCain

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