Tuesday, December 06, 2011


From BoBo (not chunky):

This office, under Sunstein, is incredibly wonky. It is composed of career number-crunchers of no known ideological bent who try to measure the trade-offs inherent in regulatory action. Deciding among these trade-offs involves relying on both values and data. This office has tried to elevate the role of data so that every close call is not just a matter of pleasing the right ideological army.
I'm quite sure they see themselves this way. They're nonideological in their value judgments! As if that makes any fucking sense.

There are no vulcans, just people who pretend they are and stupid pundits who are stupid.