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By Alex C. Michalos (auth.)

It could were great to were in a position to write this e-book with the fashion of Mailer, the wit of Shaw, the breadth of Myrdal and the fervour of Nader. it is going to even have been remarkable. relaxation guaranteed there are not any miracles the following. to the contrary, the paintings on your arms certainly bears all of the marks of imperfect human layout. it really is too lengthy for one booklet, yet most likely too brief for the tale to learn. it is not one of these ebook you possibly can wish to fmish, even in 5 volumes. there's constantly yet another desk one may possibly squeeze in, yet one more column or row, an illustrative chart or determine, one other vital refer­ ence to envision, anything dangling right here or there that nags one to mess around with it, wrap it up, tie it down, etc. All one could do, i believe, is publish with the nagging and press on. i will not think a person making such a lot of actual claims and evaluative judgments, and placing jointly such a lot of numbers in such a lot of diversified parts with no making dozens of blunders. i will not think an individual operating with nationwide records and never having lots of blunders made for him. As i glance again on it now, it is not easy to visualize an individual being naive sufficient (bold sufficient has a greater ring to it) to tackle the duty of writing a publication like this within the first position. after all, I had Myrdal's nice An American difficulty to inspire me.

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37 Alternative strategies and background information may be found in A. C. Michalos, THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL REPORTING 31 'Decision-Making in Committees', American Philosophical Quarterly (1970), 95-116; The Popper-Camap Controversy (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1971); 'Rationality Between the Maximizers and the Satisficers', Policy Sciences (1973), 229-244; 'Strategies for Reducing Information Overload in Social Reports', Social Indicators Research (1974),107-131. 38 A. C. Michalos, 'Crime in Canada and the United States of America', Paper read at .

That is, for the great majority of cases there does not seem to be any danger of being led astray by this assumption. One could surely question whether enough households already have one or more automobiles or television sets, or something else, but one would be hard pressed to substantiate the case. Usually it would crumble in the face of insufficient evidence concerning duplicated counts, distribution by geographic area or class, real goods and evils involved and so on. On the other hand, few people will be reluctant to grant that a few more female physicians, a few less violent crimes, fewer suicides, etc.

A. M. Carter, (Ottawa: Canadian Council on Social Development, 1972), p. 31. 28 Horowitz,op. , p. 67. 29 D. Walters, 'Social Intelligence and Social Policy', Social Indicators, ed. by N. A. M. Carter, (Ottawa: Canadian Council on Social Development, 1972), p. 9; Miller, op. 109. 30 J. S. Senate, Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Research, op. , p. 23; Miller, op. , p. 109. 31 Kraft, loco cit. 32 W. F. S. Senate, Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Research, op.

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