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Schaeffer 1, Yglesias 0

Epistemology of Matt Yglesias:  Center for American Progress’ Matt Yglesias presents some graphs in an attempt to show that public jobs have taken a bigger hit than private jobs (so Harry Reid was right!). Unfortunately for Yglesias, he has a comments section, and in it Peter Schaeffer shows why Yglesias’ graphs are pretty much completely deceptive. It turns out we’ve lost more private jobs than public jobs, even as a percentage, and even after “public sector jobs grew much faster in the run up to the crash.”  …