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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Right/Left Identity Politics
« Reply #315 on: September 11, 2017, 11:29:08 am »
Most of your data comes from places like the Fraser Institute and other sites that are equally right wing biased. Adapt away from that? I doubt it.

And yet the data presented is from the government of Canada, and you can't dispute it so are trying to obfuscate it.

Besides which my data only occasionally comes from the Fraser Institute. Mainly it comes from the mainstream media and government statistics. As for the Fraser Institute, they give numbers on programs which the mainly left wing academics won't ever bother to even look at, let alone the government. Same with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
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Re: Right/Left Identity Politics
« Reply #316 on: September 11, 2017, 12:17:16 pm »
Let's be clear here. I've rarely seen people post raw data to these forums. I'd love to get my hands on some of the data sets that these "analysts" are using. What people post are executive summaries of researchers' analyses. Even when you post a Pew Poll and they're showing results, these are descriptive analyses that they've created from the raw data. It's not the data itself. These things almost always need to be contextualized with regards to their researchers' methodologies, including their data collection techniques and assumptions they make. This is why I'm very critical of a lot of The Fraser Institute's reports. If you dig into their methodologies you see they do a lot of things to inflate numbers (for example, taking the mean average property tax for a city and applying that to everyone living there as part of their "taxes" or estimating the amount of alcohol and tobacco people are buying to apply an "average" amount of excise taxes paid). It's sloppy work that doesn't pass academic rigour and that's why they're not publishing their results in academic journals.

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Re: Right/Left Identity Politics
« Reply #317 on: December 10, 2019, 07:02:28 am »
I am hearing a lot of left intellectual discussion that deep dives into the question of diversity.

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Offline TimG

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Re: Right/Left Identity Politics
« Reply #318 on: December 10, 2019, 08:14:38 am »
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« Reply #319 on: December 10, 2019, 08:40:36 am »
I appear to have full rights to modify and delete posts on this thread. The mod needs to check the permissions.

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« Reply #320 on: December 10, 2019, 08:40:51 am »
^ joke &

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« Reply #321 on: December 10, 2019, 10:02:13 am »
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Everyone can moderate their own threads they started.