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Freaky-nomics

By on 4.28.10 | 4:02PM

I just spoke with an economist from the Department of Labor; I needed his help reviewing labor statistics for a story I'm working on.

After some discussion, I couldn't help but ask if he'd ever read anything by Thomas Sowell, one of my favorite (conservative) economists. He'd never even heard of him.

"He sort of leans to the right," I explained.

"I don't," he said, laughing.

Newsflash: The Department of Labor employs left-leaning economists to explain their data.

Figures.

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