Post Profile

Time’s up for ageing alarmists

That’s the (slightly ambiguous) headline for my latest piece in Inside Story. The central argument will be familiar to readers here. While the term “ageing population” is presented as a reason for gloom, this is a fallacy of composition. What’s actually happening is that, as individuals of any age, we are less likely to die […]
read more


Related Posts

Fraudulent attack on Heartland Institute exposes Alarmist desperation

US Politics / Conservative : QandO

Sometimes it is interesting to let a story play out for a couple of day to see what’s what.  A couple of days ago I noticed a story on a blog which supports the Goresqe AGW nonsense with a story headlined “Heartland Insider Exposes ...

Listicles get published in peer-reviewed journals!

Academics : Pharyngula

I used a cruel headline, but this is actually a useful list: Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases. It’s not just the popul...

Is Japan's Aging Population Really Going to Shrink Into Oblivion?

Business & Finance / Economics : Beat the Press

That's what a Reuters story on the NYT website said Japanese leaders are troubled by. The piece told readers: "Policymakers are also pledging to draft a vision of how to keep Japan's ageing population from shrinking into oblivion, h...

AP's Iran Bomb Drawing Hoax

Media / Accuracy & Ethics : FAIR Media Views

Crack open USA Today (11/28/12) and you saw this headline: Diagram Suggests Iran Working on Bomb The story was short–short enough for a careful reader to see that it in no way lived up to that alarmist headline. But the piece still ...

Bank of England offers hope

Business & Finance : Business Report

Britain's central bank lifted a bit of the gloom hanging over the economy. ||| London - Britain's central bank lifted a bit of the gloom hanging over the economy on Wednesday, issuing a slightly improved outlook for inflation and gr...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC