IWV in the Press:
Independent Women's Voice joins a large coalition of free-market and conservative organizations today to endorse House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's legislation to slow down the IRS's reckless rush to regulate political speech in the middle of the current tax year. Camp's bill is expected on the House floor this week.
By Heather R. Higgins
As featured in Ricochet
Back in the 1970s, my father was visiting a Florida feedlot that was promoting its innovative new methods for feeding cattle. Scrutinizing their data, Dad noticed something amiss: there were no dead cows. This was, to put it mildly, unusual. Any time you have a large herd, there will be cattle that randomly die. It’s not necessarily a sign of any systemic problem, just a result of the large numbers of animals involved. You’ll always lose a few for miscellaneous reasons. When he asked about the aberration in the statistics, he was given a simple response: “We just don’t count those.” That practice of looking only for data that confirms preconceptions — and discounts anything to the contrary — is intellectually sloppy and undermines the validity of any claims it produces. It probably shouldn’t surprise us, then, that that’s exactly the approach being used by Paul Krugman in today’s New York Times.
IWV on TV:
Bloggers' Briefing with Heather Higgins, Idependent Women's Voice; Bjorn Lomborg, Cool It; Leslie Carborne, Slaying Leviathan; Pete Sepp, National Tax Payers Union.