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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Monday, October 28, 2013 :::

So you know what a hurricane is: a warm-core barotropic system in which humid air and temperature gradients cause air to be drawn toward the central low with sufficient force that wind speeds exceed a certain threshold, and the air drawn upward releases the latent heat of its vapor to provide power for the system to draw more warm, humid air in, thus sustaining the thing. It's not, say, a disorganized baroclinic storm with 90 mile an hour winds on the south coast of England.

Perhaps today meteorologists have some sympathy for the economists who insist that the US economy has not been in recession for the past four years.  Or perhaps economists, especially English economists, have some sympathy for the fact that nobody cares what technical definitions prove useful to specialists in a field when they or their neighbors can't find a job or have trees blowing over in their yards.

::: posted by dWj at 5:43 PM

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