Thursday, 29 January 2009

When Chrystal Balls Are Snow-storm Paperweights and Other Profound Nonsense

Last weekend the forecast for this week was for mostly sunny weather. Some waffling followed, and then came the suggestion that we might have a little snow, Yesterday Montreal got 25 cm (about 10 inches) which is by no means terrible, but, coupled with the sight of Stephen Harper (yes, even he) and other disciples of Milton Friedman recognizing the important role of government, I am reminded:

That the reason we have economists making forecasts is to make meteorologists look good.

Who says that coalitions aren’t effective, by the way? Didn’t the mere threat of a Lib/NDP one change thinking in Ottawa profoundly? Now it remains to be seen what the Lib/Conservative one accomplishes.

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