Jonathan Chait: Math Victimizes Journal Editorial Page Again: One of the things about the Journal editorial that makes it so consistently entertaining is that its supply-side enthusiasts are so bad at their jobs they don’t even know how to do propaganda right… the editorial writer wanted a fact to prove that rich people don’t have enough money to make a real dent in the deficit… tried their best to rejigger the definition of rich… the number came in way too high anyway…. [A] good propagandist would have just kept the fact out of the editorial…. I strongly suspect this is the work of Journal economic editorial writer Stephen Moore, a writer whose work is the subject of a longtime morbid fascination of mine, especially his trademark habit of producing facts or pseudo-facts that utterly refute his point while presenting them as though they confirm it."
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