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03-02-2013, 08:23 AM
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Burke, makes a great point and those that ignore or do not lend any credence to his opinion are lost. Political Science is going through this debate as we speak with the quants having the upper hand, but data doesn't tell the whole story.

If one wanted to highlight this point, India and Bangladesh are a terrific case study. India's GDP and GNP are umpteenth times bigger than Bangladesh's, but Bangladeshis for whatever reason are living longer.

David Brooks wrote a terrific op-ed about the limits to the field a few days ago.

http://www.nytimes.c...t-do.html?_r=1

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