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If it had been carefully cooked, it wouldn't have been so easy to point out the mistake.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Mar 13th, 2015 at 12:14:33 PM EST
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Heh. Carefully cooked in the era of Twitter means the mistakes are buried in the body of the text (which no one reads).

Here's another gem by R and R: "Greece has been in default for over 50% of its existence."

Is anyone really going to read the body of the text after that?

by Upstate NY on Fri Mar 13th, 2015 at 03:58:54 PM EST
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Worse yet. The errors were not detected until the U Mass. professor and grad students used the spreadsheet Reinhart and Rogoff claimed to have used and could not replicate the results. They then requested the original data sets. It was when they got these that they found out what had happened. It HAD been carefully cooked and the evidence deeply buried, but the stench rose to the surface after a while.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Mar 13th, 2015 at 10:15:36 PM EST
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