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January 16, 2005

No One Is Expertly Wrong Like The Experts Of The Brookings Institution

Via Josh Marshall, here's an expert quote about Social Security from Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank:

"Nobody denies that it's a serious question and future train wreck."

Now, here's something from Hess's Brookings Institution webpage:

Expertise: Elections, media, political campaigns, political parties, politics, presidency, White House organization

And here's something from the webpage of Kenneth "Threatening Storm" Pollack, also employed by Brookings:

Expertise: Middle East, military and security affairs, Persian Gulf

I... see.

PRESIDENT OF BROOKINGS: We're very impressed by your credentials, and would like to hire you as our Expert on Astronomy. But before we do, I have to ask: does the earth orbit around the sun, or does the sun orbit around the earth?

BROOKINGS HOPEFUL: Geez, ask me a tough one! Nobody denies the sun orbits around the earth!


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