George Osborne is no economist

At university I studied politics, philosophy and economics.
Just like George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Not a straight “A” student, but I learned enough about economics to know that the Chancellor was pressing the wrong buttons in dealing with the recession.

Did he not know that by starving the economy of credit he would cause an even worse recession, and that the underprivileged would be the major losers?
Yesterday I learned that Michael Philpott was sentenced to life tor killing his seven children in a house fire.

Enter George, with a typical Sun summary.
He claimed that it proved that giving out State benefits leads to this kind of crime.

As part of my statistics module I learned that correlation doesn’t mean causation. 

Dr Shipman had a good salary, but that didn’t stop him murdering hundreds of patients.
Your average benefit claimant is no more of a mass murderer than your average doctor.
Your logic is faulted, George
Can you be trusted to get anything right?

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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