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Reasonable points of view

August 12, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Politicians and political editorials typically offer an opinion based on a one-sided view of certain "facts." A good example is the recent labor statistics showing some 160,000 more jobs were created last month but the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent. Both presidential candidates and sundry political writers chose to emphasize one or the other of those facts depending on whether they wanted the conclusion to be good or bad for the economy.



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