Getting the Facts Straight

September 15, 2010 by

Rigorous and credible research and analysis should be the foundation for evaluating public policies.  Unfortunately during this election season, it is increasingly difficult to discern fact from fiction.  The latest example of playing fast and loose with the numbers comes from a recently released report by the Maine Heritage Policy Center (MPHC) titled “Fix the System.”

 MHPC paints only in broad strokes and relies on irresponsible generalizations to advance their … Read the rest