Monday, 18 November 2013

Dishonesty - Moral Compass Broken

Ratings from the public rely on good faith. Professional liars like this guy break the model, making it useless for everyone. You also have to ask - what limits would such people observe? If they can be dishonest here, why not criminal elsewhere?
I've panned a few books - but never without reading them.


Paula said...

Only trust reviews from people when you know you can trust their opinions, that applies as much to papers and radio as to the web.

Sevesteen said...

This sort of funny business isn't anything close to Tea Party specific, there are elements of most political movements that believe the ends justify the means. Alinsky's Rules for Radicals may be the most famous example on the left.

It is probably about as accurate to lump libertarian with Tea Party as it would to lump feminist with transgender. I consider myself libertarian, and while the Tea Party is somewhat closer to our views when compared to the two major US parties, it is a coalition at best, rather than anything close to a merger.

Joseph said...

Somebody's lying. How do you know who it is?

It's worth noting that that the Koch brothers have a history of hiring honest researchers. There was William Niskanen (who had been fired from Ford after disagreeing with his alleged corporate masters) and the more recent case of Richard Muller of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study.

Anonymous said...

The Post’s anonymous source, who said he’s willing to speak to the Labor Department and Congress about the falsified data if asked to do so, said unemployment data manipulation, which continues to this day, involves more than just one rogue employee.

In fact, a full two years before President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House, the Census Bureau reportedly caught an employee manipulating unemployment data. However, the Post notes, instead of correcting the problem, it only got worse and escalated throughout the 2012 presidential election.