Steroids and the Rambus fallacy

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January 9, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by SM Oliva  
Posted in Commentary

"Aside from the (misguided) belief that using any substance declared icky by the government is evil, the core complaint of many baseball writers is that steroid use, particularly in the late 1990s, distorted all statistical achievements recorded during that period. ... Therefore, some baseball writers maintain, it’s appropriate to discount or dispense with these records entirely such that the Hall of Fame reflects the world that would have existed in the absence of any suspected steroid use. This is an example of what I call the Rambus fallacy." (01/06/11)  

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