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Tag: Expectations


How Is Obama the Underdog?

Somehow Barack Obama has managed a political hat trick. He appears to have won the most delegates on Super Tuesday, he certainly has the most money (Clinton loaned herself $5 million while Obama is on track to set more records), and yet somehow he’s also winning the expectations game.

Posted on Feb 6, 2008 READ MORE

Wanna Play the Budget Expectations Game?

It goes like this: Make artificially gloomy budget forecasts at the start of the year; then, at the end of the year, when the numbers outperform your disingenuousness, announce that the economy is on the upswing. The L.A. Times has the lowdown…. (more)

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE

Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

If you’re stressed out by the holiday season, blame it on your family—and then change.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. . . .”

Posted on Dec 20, 2005 READ MORE

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