Newsblog » Maureen Dowd: Wolfie’s Fuzzy Math 5/2/2004. Maureen Dowd Wolfies fuzzy math. Maureen Dowd Wolfies fuzzy math Filed under Bush s Wars for Oil; Bushworld. editor @ 314 am. Comments (0). http://americanassembler.com/newsblog/index.php?p=668
Matt Drudge: Fuzzy Math? Email this entry to Your Name Your email address Message (optional) (separate multiple email addresses with commas). JAN. 05. 2004. Matt Drudge fuzzy math? http://www.gawker.com/topic/matt-drudge-fuzzy-math-011674.php
Extractions: (separate multiple email addresses with commas) JAN Matt Drudge: Fuzzy Math? Today Matt Drudge, the undisputed news king of the internet, reported (in his all-caps house style) that "DRUDGE PASSES MSNBC IN AMAZON INTERNET RANK." In the graph below: Drudge Report traffic (in red) vs. MSNBC traffic (in blue), according to Amazon's Alexa service. Well, yes. Drudge now pulls more visitors than MSNBC. But, isn't it really more a case of "She stoops to conquer"? The real question is: what the hell is going on with MSNBC's traffic? Was it just the hideous redesign? (Incidentally, Gawker's traffic is measure on this graph in white. Heh.)
Fuzzy Math... fuzzy math October 23, 2000. We thank Governor Bush for our title and subject. In three presidential debates and numerous press http://www.my-oped.com/stories/storyReader$183
Extractions: search by 1. topic date author editor's bio ... HOME We thank Governor Bush for our title and subject. In three presidential debates and numerous press reports we have seen and heard a lot of numbers about a $4.6 trillion surplus and how to use it. The two candidates agree only on the basic numbers and all the rest on tax cuts and spending plans is in great disagreement. Excluded from the debates is any discussion of how realistic is the $4.6 trillion surplus. You can't spend money you don't have without incurring more debt. But first, what is a surplus? Politicians are defining surplus as when federal income exceeds expenditures. But what about Federal debt? Suppose you have an annual income of $50,000 and during the year you take out a home equity loan of $10,000 and spend a total of $55,000. Your income was $60,000, you spent $55,000 and presto, you have a "surplus" of $5,000; but since you have $10,000 more debt, after subtracting your $5,000 "surplus" this leaves you a $5,000 deficit for the year. This is what the Federal government does. Federal fiscal year 2000 (10/01/99-9/30/00) started with a Total Public Debt Outstanding of $5.656 trillion and ended with $5.674 trillion; therefore we end the year with a DEFICIT of 18 billion . How can the politicians talk about "back to back surpluses" for the last two years or paying down the debt?
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Extractions: Buy it online at Post your own review of this book. Click here Review A professor at Princeton University, Krugman is the author of several novels and an economics textbook. At the same time he writes a bi-weekly column for the New York Times. Krugman chides in this work "On a more personal note, this book offers me an opportunity for a longer form of discussion that can't be squeezed into 735-word columns in the New York Times ." -Daniel Hicks
Commentary Magazine - Fuzzy Math By Paul Krugman fuzzy math by Paul Krugman. Lindberg, Tod. ..IN HIS introduction to fuzzy math, Krugman reassures us that the book is not a diatribe ..fiscal chicanery http://www.commentarymagazine.com/Summaries/V112I1P61-1.htm
Extractions: var AID="11201061_1"; Paul Krugman is an economist at Princeton University and a twice-weekly op-ed columnist for the New York Times. The two occupations would seem to be conjoined in Fuzzy Math, a slim but energetic polemic against the tax-cut proposal that George W. Bush made the centerpiece of his 2000 presidential campaign. ...But in any case, the illumination it casts on the debate over the tax cut is mostly of the inadvertent kind... ...Instead, what landed on the president's desk was, to judge not by Fuzzy Math but by one of Krugman's more recent New York Times columns, even worse than the original plan: "financial fakery" based on a "disinformation campaign unprecedented in the history of U.S... ...The timing of Krugman's book turned out to be inauspicious: Fuzzy Math had barely made its way to bookstores before Congress reached final agreement in late May on a major tax cut only slightly modified from what Bush had proposed... ...For one thing, it took little heed of the massive unfunded liability the government will face when the generation of the Baby Boom retires...
Extractions: .::HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLOG::. Main All the Bill Bennett riff raff reached a point of "laughability" this past week when hardcore right wingers on programs such as Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh started finding new and creative ways to defend Bennett and even gambling. Hey, I got no problem with a guy that gambles away $8 million and still pays the bills and keeps his marriage and kids and all of that and besides all of that what I want to know is how does a guy wager at least $8 million away and still find a way to break "near even"? Near even huh? Is that statistically possible? (I'll give you a hint: No it isn't). So apparently, Bennett not only has problems with gambling but he is also a liar . I think lying might be a bit of a moral issue as well, yes? Anyway, now that no one in their right mind is going to pay Bennett to speak or write about morality issues anymore, maybe someone can talk him into dabbling into a whole new area of writing. Maybe his next book should focus on gambling, you know, something he can write about knowledgeably without having to pretend he is an expert on it when really he isn't (unlike with his works on Virtues and stuff). I already have the title for his next book: "How To Break "Near Even" After More Than 10 Trips to the Slot Machines". That's a book that could be very popular, I would think. Or, of course, he could write a book called "How to Lose $8 Million at the Casino and Still Have Your Wife and the Religious Right Love You".
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Extractions: Fuzzy Math The Washington Post Mathmatics Department has derived that 56 less 42 is equal to 0: Headline: Nation Again Split on Bush Subtitle: As 2004 Nears, President's Policies on Iraq, Economy Divide Voters Leading Paragraph: Two years after a surge of national unity in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States is once again a 50-50 nation, shaped by partisan divisions as deep as ever that stand between President Bush and reelection. Actual Poll Numbers: Approve: 56%, Disapprove: 42% The optimist in me says that Bush has a 14% net positive in his approval rating, but the realist in me has to conclude that journalism majors didn't take as much math as us engineering students did. King of Fools November 2, 2003 - 01:08 AM CST TrackBack: 3
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Extractions: Subject: Author: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ ) shows solid evidence that the performance of U.S. students on mathematics problem solving is on the upswing, and that mastery of computation skills is stronger than at any time in the past twenty years. Texas, especially, has reason to be proud. The state was singled out in a 1998 National Education Goals Panel report ( http://www.negp.gov/webpg720.htm http://www-tenet.cc.utexas.edu/ssi The Math Forum
Texas Rejects Fuzzy Math Textbooks By Jerry Becker Texas Rejects fuzzy math Textbooks by Jerry Becker. fuzzy math has been shown to hurt children academically, especially disadvantaged and minority students. http://mathforum.org/epigone/ncsm.members/haxsnehphix
Hit & Run: Fuzzy Math January 02, 2003. fuzzy math. Cato s Julian Sanchez on the projected cost of a new war with Saddam Lawrence Lindsey was tactless http://reason.com/hitandrun/000413.shtml
Extractions: Continuous news, views, and abuse by the Reason staff Main Cato's Julian Sanchez on the projected cost of a new war with Saddam: "Lawrence Lindsey...was tactless enough to give a $100-200 billion estimate for the cost of a war in Iraq (and never mind occupation). Now the NY Times reports that OMB head Mitch Daniels has re-evaluated the situation and predicted that the war will cost only $50-60 billion. That's a hell of a trick, given that the original cakewalk Gulf War cost $80 billion, inflation-adjusted." Posted by Jesse Walker at January 2, 2003 11:29 AM Comments Hmmm. Maybe they're factoring in income from ramping up Iraqi oil production after the American occupation. Posted by: Casey Tompkins on January 2, 2003 03:03 PM The forces in theatre will be half what they were in '91. We have more accurate bombs, so even though the unit cost is higher you generally don't need to drop as many or revisit the target. The 'cost' of a war is a problematical thing. It's not like soldiers don't get paid or aircraft maintained when there isn't a war on. Is the quoted figure 'how much the armed forces will cost for the duration of hostilities over and obove the usual peacetime amount'? If not, it's bogus.
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Bush's Fuzzy War Math Bush s fuzzy War math. After months of sidestepping and stonewalling, Bush finally puts a price tag on his war in Iraq. But it s just the first installment. http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2003/09/we_544_01.html
Extractions: Print article Near the end of his September 7 address to the nation, George W. Bush spoke about something he never had before. Six months after he sent US troops rolling into Iraq, 18 weeks after he declared an end to "major combat operations," Bush finally offered an estimate of just how much the seemingly open-ended and relentlessly bloody operations in Iraq might cost. Bush's request for $87 billion to underwrite the costs of his war on terror formally arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday, but it has been a source of pain and embarrassment for the administration for nearly two weeks. Perhaps that's why officials at the White House and the Pentagon spent 12 months stonewalling and sidestepping questions about how much the war in Iraq will cost. Ever since former White House budget chief Lawrence Lindsey slipped up a year ago and admitted that an invasion and occupation of Iraq could cost between $100 billion and $200 billion, the administration has been playing hide-and-seek with the numbers. Budget figures have trickled out from various administration offices, but most have been heavily qualified, broad, or contradictory. And, until this month, they never came from the president himself.
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Extractions: on behalf of sanity and quality in math education. David Gelernter, NY Post Mathematics achievement in America is far below what we would like it to be. Recent " reform " efforts only aggravate the problem. As a result, our children have less and less exposure to rigorous, content-rich mathematics . The advocates of the new, fuzzy math have practiced their rhetoric well. They speak of higher-order thinking, conceptual understanding and solving problems, but they neglect the systematic mastery of the fundamental building blocks necessary for success in any of these areas. Their focus is on things like calculators, blocks, guesswork, and group activities and they shun things like algorithms and repeated practice. The new programs are shy on fundamentals and they also lack the mathematical depth and rigor that promotes greater achievement. Concerned parents are in a state of dismay and have begun efforts to restore content, rigor, and genuinely high expectations to mathematics education. This site provides relevant background and information for parents, teachers, board members and the public from around the country.
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