Thursday, 25 April 2013

Exercises In Maths Smackdown

Just passing this along from Kevin Drum.  Like him, and an awful lot of other people, I don't believe anyone promising to cut government waste or demanding others cut it should be given the time of day unless and until they can give a single example of actual, you know, waste. 

Pissing away one four millionth of the budget isn't going to cut it.  Drum's example gets the job done expertly; a more cider-related analogy (and we're all about the cider here, Gods know) would be demanding a serving wench be replaced because she spills one millilitre for every ten thousand pints she pulls.

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