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terence

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426 weeks ago @ Platform [OLD] - Lord Ashcroft writes a... · 0 replies · +2 points

The trouble with Lord Ashcroft's letter is, first and foremost, his mistreatment of the facts. His flood of aid is nothing of the sort, the typical tax payer sees very little of their tax bill go to aid, and the per capita flows into developing countries are mostly very small. Also, the best available evidence suggests that, far from impede development, good aid actually helps. I provide more detail, calculations and references here: http://devpolicy.org/lord-ashcrofts-taps/

Lord Ashcroft should not brag about being attached to evidence when he is not.

Terence

442 weeks ago @ Global Dashboard - Sympathy for the Devil... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very nicely put Mark. Thank you.

546 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - People talkin' (open t... · 0 replies · +1 points

"Don’t argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience".

Perfect - best thing I read on the internet today.

:)
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546 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - People talkin' (open t... · 1 reply · 0 points

It is like finding the slope of a mountain. During your climb, the slope is positive; At the top, the slope is zero; During your decent, the slope is negative.

So let me get this straight, whenever you go mountain climbing, should you ever at any point of your journey start heading down rather than up, you assume that you've reached the summit?

Blimey.

546 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - People talkin' (open t... · 0 replies · 0 points

Thanks Gareth :)
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546 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - People talkin' (open t... · 3 replies · +2 points

It certainly isn't science

and I'm not sure if it's good English ether, how does one have a 'flat warming trend'?

/pedantry for the day

One quick question: that Wood Through Trees site looks fun. Is it credible?