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Scholar: Rand Paul misstated my research on unemployment

If this is a copy of someone's post then I can delete but thought I would pass this on and see what the Daily Paulers thought about this article.

Clearly the scholar has a political axe to grind.

Scholar: Rand Paul misstated my research on unemployment

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I don't get

why this has 0 votes.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Yeah, not surprised by this.

Yeah, not surprised by this. Rand is getting a reputation for this...facts be damned, his argument is valid because it is valid because it IS!

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:


Specific cuts; defense spending:

Way to represent

on the comment boards of the la times.

Good job people.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

People on benefits can afford to stay unemployed longer.

The researcher misses the obvious?

Free includes debt-free!

Left my two cents

When I started writing my response, there were no defenders of Rand out of 29 comments. When my comment was finally added (about a half hour after I submitted it) to the article, there were several spirited defenses of the concept that unemployment insurance discourages.

I'm going to go back to the article in a couple of hours and see how the reader debate is going. I suspect I'll see many pro-Rand comments.

Several comments were very good

Pual didn't mistate he over stated


This wouldn't be the first time that research reported in The Atlantic was quoted towards the opposite of the researcher's findings. I seem to recall a similar situation with an article regarding Section 8 being a cause of crime... Except that the research had nothing to do with Section 8, nor did it come to any such conclusion.

At this point, I suspect the problem may not just be the politicians grabbing onto anything that they can to defend their indefensible positions, but that The Atlantic may not be reporting research as accurately as they should.

This is particularly perplexing since once the false info has gotten into the public's ear, it is very difficult to set the record straight. People will continue to quote the misquotes and won't even believe the original researcher when they emphatically state that the conclusions being misquoted are such!

CA is very diligent in the destruction of all things REPUBLIC and that includes Republicans, or rather especially Republicans.. L A Times knows how CA LOVES to bash Ayn Rand Paul, so they are looking for a blood bath.. oh what fun that is to them (progressive communists).

I agree with the two reader posts from the times.

This is a case of the scholar

Misreading his own research.