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@noamscheiber but simple solution if ur going it alone is 2 run results by someone who is inclined to be skeptical & maybe even quote them
@noamscheiber and sometimes your key source won't go on the record and your expose falls apart. them's the breaks!
@familyunequal @MattBruenig self-ID as "disabled" is clearly endogenous here tho if most guys dropping out of LF say they're "disabled"
@noamscheiber but if it takes an academic an afternoon, don't u think it's problematic to just run with whatever's handy by lunch?
@noamscheiber journalists SHOULD say less rather than saying more that isn't right. Again, not nec. talking abt ur piece here.
@noamscheiber doing data analysis well takes time. if that doesn't fit journos' deadlines, then problem isn't the fact that it takes time
@noamscheiber but I've shown that MANY people use P-S data & get completely wrong results. Sometimes "readily available" ISNT "good enough"
@noamscheiber problem is that it's often not "pretty good". I don't know for sure that using the CPS will make a difference in this case...
@noamscheiber something using the source that's readily available.
@noamscheiber to do the work after the fact isn't a substitute. And it does take time to crunch numbers. Not an excuse to just write up
@noamscheiber actual data experts first (doesn't have to be me, though journalism once meant getting multiple sides of a story). Asking me
@noamscheiber to get to it and gave you another source that was close at hand. My beef is that data journalists don't consult with...
@noamscheiber I'm missing the irony. You said you had the best data, I disputed this. You asked me to crunch numbers. I said I'd try...
@MattVallone see https://t.co/gMn250SUbN 52% preferred better hlth ins & lower pay to the reverse, while 36% chose other way around
@MattVallone not sure if I agree. There is polling from @KaiserFamFound showing that people do understand tradeoff between pay & hlth ins
@MattVallone the value of hlth insurance is a gain to workers above and beyond price changes
@MattVallone be divided by the change in health care prices. But once you account for the change in prices, the remaining change in
@MattVallone just as the change in income must be divided by the change in prices, the change in what employers spend on hlth ins must...
@MattVallone it's a real (inflation-adjusted) increase in "income" where "income" includes the value of employer-provided hlth ins.
@MattVallone is a real increase in living standards.
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