Thursday, January 19, 2006

Consider the source

The Wisconsin State Journal questions whether Gov. Jim Doyle used the right set of job numbers in his State of the State speech -- seasonally adjusted vs. unadjusted seems to be the debate.

I confess I have not spent a lot of time thinking about that debate. None, in fact.

But I was struck by this quote from the only "expert" the newspaper included in the story:
Economist David Ward of NorthStar Economics in Madison was clear on what he would use in a study.

"What you want to be using is seasonally adjusted numbers."
NorthStar Economics? Where have I heard that name before?

That's right, they are the ones who produced the totally discredited report on sick leave last week for the Madison Chamber of Commerce. David Ward is the head of the company.


At 4:55 PM, Blogger Fighting Ben said...

It is interesting that David Ward - who has had it out for Doyle since Day 1 - now gets his slanted opinion quoted in the WI State Journal.

The fact is that Ward was so fervently anti-Doyle in 2002 that he donated, on multiple occasions, to Scott McCallum.


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