Monday, 19 December 2011

Uh, yeah

According to the Associated Press, half of all households have an income below the median average.

Moral: Never let stupidity get in the way of a story.


Cthel said...

So, you can know be a published journalists if you are on an intellectual par with the "pointy-haired boss" of Scott Adams' Dilbert Comics.

To use an internet meme, "I don't want to live on this planet any more"

eon said...

You just know that President O will use this article as proof that we need to use government redistribution of wealth to get rid of "asset inequality" in the name of "fairness".

For an encore, he will mandate that you may eat only one slice of pumpkin pie a week.

Somebody else can have mine; I don't even like pumpkin pie.



Sergej said...

"Median average"? That's not right. That's not even wrong. (Who said that? Some physics guy, I think, before self esteem was invented.)

Sergej said...

Ah, my mistake. It looks like the article linked says "median average", not the AP original. "Half of households below the median" would be a true, though information-free, thing to say. "Income distribution becoming dangerously bimodal" would be falsifiable, plus there's an opinion in there. "Median, mean incomes diverging" would also be something that could be said.