Re: What a weird situation

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Fri Nov 17 2000 - 19:13:12 PST

> If the Republicans thought there were voting
> irregularities that suggested Democratic bias, they would have
> requested recounts too --- just as they did in Illinois in 1960 for
> Nixon's election.


> > More generally, one of the principal lessons of macroeconomics is
> > that rules generally work better than discretion.
> Oh, obviously. That's why we humans have all been obsoleted by
> intelligent computer programs, why rule-driven bureaucracy
> is so much more efficient than discretion-driven markets, and
> why widespread mandatory minimum sentencing has resulted in a much
> fairer criminal-justice system.

Total nonsequiter coupled with reductio.

> I mean, geez, did this author leave his brain at home?

Not to get into the business of defending Yangkun or his sources, but I fail to
find the irrationality here.


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