Friday, January 07, 2011

That "Median Income" Thing--the Takedown

Just One Minute demonstrates how the (D) Party will lie with statistics, and provides a number of excellent questions, which imply dissenting responses.

...As the suspense mounts, let's wait to see whether Ezra identifies and addresses any of the social and statistical issues that have made the inequality discussion nearly brain-dead:... much noise does the changing role of women play in the household survey? Maybe household income rose in the 60's, 70's and 80's simply because mom entered the workforce. That trend peaked in 2000, and rising health care costs took over.

...If a woman in a below-median household gets a job and then leaves her husband, the net result may be two below-median households where there had only been one; this will drag the median down

There's more, all interesting. Lawyer-lovers who create a statistical warp, illegals....


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