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In an entry titled "Austerity doesn't work", MadCap subtitles the post The Hunt for Bias-Confirming Data (his bold)

An for examples of his "the title is backwards to trip you up" he offers the following examples of how "austerity" is paying off for those governments using it:

Lithuania. Latvia. and Estonia. All quite typical large market economies, obviously.

And a few kind words about Canada, which, of course, didn't melt down thanks to its highly regulated banking system.

In the "un-bias-confirmed data", MC manages to leave out Spain, definitely in the "austerity" camp, not guilty of profligate spending or reckless government, but thanks to contractionary policies currently sporting unemployment figures of 25% (50% among youth.)

No mention of England, now in a double dip recession after following the advice to hold back government spending in a time of economic stress. No word about France or Italy, not a mention of Greece, of course, poster child for slashing spending - followed by a collapse of tax receipts - requiring more slashing of spending, followed by even fewer tax receipts...

Bias confirmed data indeed. Lithuania. Latvia. Estonia. Ho ho ho.

Good show.
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