Friday, August 10, 2012

Damn, these Americans are stupid - Maggie's Farm: "The kind of thinking which drives me nuts."  Me too.


Nigel Tufnel said...


You link to "Maggie's Farm" and its uninformative summary about a pretty in-depth study of perception of wealth distribution vs. actual wealth distribution across a variety of income levels, party affiliations, etc.

I read the actual article and, while any such study is open to debate, it simply says that the results indicate that people perceive wealth distribution differently than it actully is, and would prefer it to be more like their perception. Further, they draw the conclusion from the over 5000 respondents that this dynsmic exists across income levels, party affiliations, etc.

We can keep linking to interpretations of interpretations until we get the answer that fits our preconceptions.

Nigel Tufnel said...

This is probably just overcompensating for my spelling errors in the previous post, but shouldn't it be "that drives me nuts" rather than "which drives me nuts"?

Eric said...

I'll admit that I didn't read the linked article but I try to throw a link at Maggie's Farm once in a while in reciprocity.