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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:28 AM

27. Agree with respect to the methodology of the Oxford and UN studies. They may be flawed.

Also if these studies are flawed, there may be more credible studies that show different conclusions. That would be useful to help understand what is really happening which is preferable to believing that global poverty must be getting better or must be getting worse, because that is what fits the way we see the world.

I don't think that the UN or Oxford University have axes to grind and are intentionally presenting the results of flawed studies. Neither is notoriously conservative or traditionally liberal in the slant of its studies. I just do not want to get in the habit of rejecting studies out of hand if they show results that are not consistent with my worldview. As liberals, I think most of us think that is what conservatives do - reject studies that do not support their chosen position on any number of issue from the effect of raising the minimum wage to the existence of global warming to many other issues.

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