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Floyd Norris: Confusing numbers invite doubt of the government

The idea that politicians could force government bureaucrats to fake the statistics, and do so without any leaks, is hard to believe. Such a conspiracy, if it managed to exist for long, would be a marvel of organization. But those who believe in the conspiracy theory also tend to subscribe to the theory that governments are generally incompetent and unable to do anything right. Those two beliefs do not correspond.

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John Wirtz: Let’s build companies, not products

“The Midwest is a great place to grow a startup,” writes John Wirtz, a founder of Hudl and its chief product officer. “Just like those who settled the Great Plains, our pool of talented entrepreneurs and innovators continues to explore ways to enhance our lives and pioneer solutions to everyday problems. Pair that with great quality of life, low cost of living and a culture of hard work and you have a pretty fantastic place to start a business.”

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