Thursday, May 25, 2017

CBO Scoring and Insider Lies

Cultural Offering provides a very interesting analysis of the scoring by the Congressional Budget Office. An excerpt:

I can’t pick on the news media for reporting on the CBO scoring. It is what they do. Increasingly I find that there are what I will call “insider lies” which insiders - the media, politicians, and analysts - know aren’t true but propound anyway because they are all they have. Insider lies offer a clear but incorrect explanation. Since everyone wants an explanation, they accept the lies.

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