Witches, economic development promises, and baseball

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October 13, 2011
Show-Me Institute
by Audrey Spalding  
Posted in Commentary

"Recently, Freakonomics discussed efforts in Romania to fine witches if their predictions fail to come true. ... I suppose that if you acted on a false prediction, you would want to punish the person who led you astray. But think of all of the people and organizations who make predictions that affect the way our economy runs. We don’t penalize, say, politicians, economic development officials, or coalition groups when the promises they make fail to materialize." (10/12/11)

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