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uncle ebeneezer
07-23-2010, 07:29 PM
In all fairness to Ben Stein (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/07/ben_stein_does_his_best_ben_st.php), maybe he had the graph upside-down.


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g256/junglecity73/Blog_Unemployment_July_2010.jpg

Graph Source (http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2010/07/sometimes-numbers-really-do-tell-tale)

Starwatcher162536
07-23-2010, 07:35 PM
I forget where, but I remember reading about this psych study done somewhere that purported to show that people postulate positive attributes to people who earn more and negative attributes to people who earn less, even when it is known the wages are assigned at random.

bjkeefe
07-23-2010, 07:55 PM
In all fairness to Ben Stein (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/07/ben_stein_does_his_best_ben_st.php), maybe he had the graph upside-down.


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g256/junglecity73/Blog_Unemployment_July_2010.jpg

LOL (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/07/ben_stein_does_his_best_ben_st.php):

Wait…Ben Stein is complaining about other people's overbearing and unpleasant personalities and bad work habits?