Comment: Statisticians have no arrows. None at all.

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Statisticians have no arrows. None at all.

Before setting weights & measures, economic statisticians or bankers first must assume an arrow into existence. Only then may they commence to flinging things at targets & the unsuspecting.

History shows that no matter how many economists shoot their imaginary arrows at their imaginary targets, few, if any, hit any predicted targets. The more sober of us have cause to wonder. To what point do economists rise? Are we in danger?

And economists lull the rest of us into believing they are harmless fools. We may render such fools as harmless by discounting their imaginary arrows. Legal fodder. Legal fiction. The Monopoly Game ®. Thus we may attend to our own business without being cast asunder.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul