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Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On July 8, 2014 @ 8:16 am In Media | Comments Disabled

… is from page 18 of the very good 1995 collection of essays by the mathematician John Allen Paulos, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper [1]:

Uncritical news-gathering routines tend to bolster the conventional wisdom.  They’re too often anchored to “what everybody knows,” to simplistic analogies, to whatever is psychologically available.

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