How we know something is bollocks

The non-profit, non-partisan thinktank the Economic Policy Institute estimates that CEO compensation in America has grown 940% since 1978. Typical worker compensation rose 12% during that time.

It’s not compensation that rose 12%, it’s wages – by the EPI’s terribly flawed calculation. The CEO thing is at least partly as a result of the 1986 tax changes as Jamie Galbraith has pointed out to us personally. Tax the CEOs on their previously untaxed perks – as the change did – and reported and taxed income will naturally rise.

But that’s to splutter about details. Anyone who calls the EPI “non-partisan” is clearly and obviously spouting bollocks. That’s to describe Ron Jeremy as chaste.

8 thoughts on “How we know something is bollocks”

  1. ‘Non-profit’ is just code for “After we’ve taken our eye-watering salaries and expenses there’s nothing left.”.

  2. ‘Typical worker compensation rose 12% during that time.’

    That’s just weird. Gamecock’s compensation went up 12% in 1978 alone.

    ‘Trump can be blamed for exacerbating racial tensions’

    [citation needed]

    ‘and giving succour to white supremacists’

    [citation needed]

    ‘but the racial wealth gap runs deeper than his term of office.’

    Oh. There is something called a ‘racial wealth gap.’ And it’s Trump’s fault. How does that work?

    “Gaps in wealth between black and white households reveal the effects of accumulated inequality and discrimination, as well as differences in power and opportunity that can be traced back to this nation’s inception.”

    Obama gave blacks power and opportunity, and they still failed. 56 years since the Civil Rights Act, and blacks are still failing. One should wonder if it was worth doing. The results say, “No.”

    The Left’s message is “America bad.” Trump’s message is, “We’re going to make America great again.” Left replies, “America was never great.”

    Voting for Biden is suicide. Destroy yourself over unearned guilt.

  3. “The non-profit, non-partisan thinktank”

    Whenever you read something like that you just know brainless idiots have come up with an Opinion that’s guaranteed to secure a couple of grants..

  4. “Gaps in wealth between black and white households reveal the effects of accumulated inequality and discrimination, as well as differences in power and opportunity that can be traced back to this nation’s inception.”

    This is evil. Telling blacks their problems are someone else’s fault.

  5. The corollary is that black success depends on whites. That blacks cannot succeed on their own. They are dependent on whites. They’d be doing fine now if whites would just give them a little more. Just give them their “fair share.” An equal share.

    This is the justification for slavery that Frederick Douglass fought against. Pro slavery orators claimed, in a circular argument, the the condition of slaves was justification for slavery. The “slavery is good for slaves” argument.

    ‘This argument teaches that slaves lack the ability to run their own lives and are therefore better-off and happier in a system where their lives are run by others.’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/slavery/ethics/justifications.shtml

    Folks, John Mulholland gives us an argument FOR slavery:

  6. ““That’s to describe Ron Jeremy as chaste.” Or Jeremy Corbyn intelligent.”

    So that would mean someone who is named Ron Jeremy Corbyn is a stupid fuck? 😉

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