Wednesday, April 09, 2008

We Don't Need No Stinking Academic Integrity

Earlier I pointed out the abysmal economics paper published at the Journal of 9/11 Studies and how despite the fact that it had undergone 3 rounds of "peer-review" still was of such poor quality as to barely live up to a freshman class in microeconomics. Now apparently it is undergoing yet more rounds of peer-review, as they are changing parts of it.



From the PDF I downloaded when it was originally posted:










The same section now:











I don't know what is more pathetic, the fact that even after 3 rounds of peer-review that they still have to change stuff, completely without noting it in the paper, or the fact that even now they still have numerous idiotic mistakes:


Yet, expenditures climbed due to the fighting of two wars as part of the government’s War on Terror policy, going from $301,697 billion in 2000 to $546,018 billion in 2006.

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