Archives : September-2019

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” – Mark Twain, attributed to Disraeli Lying with Statistics The ‘Statistical fallacy’ is an entire class of fallacies that present statistical data in a very biased way, and interpreting statistics without questioning the methodology. Logical Form: Claim A is made. Statistic S is manipulated ..

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“A wedge issue is a rhetorical strategy, usually focused on a social concern, that is intentionally constructed to divide party voters and polarize the public in order to gain political advantage. Often gaining currency through the media, such issues may be considered to coarsen political discourse by exploiting factions. “The author suggests that one role ..

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Public service must have ‘laser-like’ focus on ‘Middle Australia’: Scott Morrison August 18: The Australian public service must ‘look beyond the bubble‘ to serve the ‘quiet Australians’ instead of lobbyists … PM Scott Morrison will warn in a major speech to the IPA on the future direction of the Commonwealth bureaucracy Source: The Canberra Times ..

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A short history of wokeness Romanticism’s rejection of reason sowed the seeds of today’s woke movement Those who consider themselves woke, … might see wokeness as an embrace of positive virtues, such as tolerance, fairness and awareness. The OED defines woke as meaning ‘alert to injustice in society, especially racism’. Urban Dictionary defines it more ..

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Burnt Chop Syndrome is the Oxford University Press word of the month for September 2019. Beaut words: Burnt chop syndrome OUP defines ‘burnt chop syndrome’ as: noun: (esp. of a woman) “the practice or habit of taking the least attractive item or option; the practice or habit of putting the needs and desires of others ..

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