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Thursday, 23 December 2010 13:33
Leroy W. Demery, Jr.

A recent bit of sleight-of-hand by the (self-styled) Antiplanner, a.k.a. our loyal “frenemy” Randal O’Toole, suggests the above variation on a catch phrase from a recent U.S. political campaign.

Whether advertently or not, O’Toole presented a statistic that was more than ten times greater than the value stated by an authoritative source.

As a “numbers geek,” I’d describe O’Toole’s figure as incorrect- by more than one order of magnitude. In effect, O’Toole shifted the decimal point one place to the right - and then some.

This is more than a mere rhetorical point - or grist for one of those cheap shots that I like to make on occasion (e.g. “Anti-math from an anti-planner ... no surprises here”).

Body of article is here: http://www.publictransit.us/ptlibrary/ManUp_Antiplanner_1.htm.