Correspondence on “SOSIPing, or Sophistical Obfuscation of Self-Interest and Prejudice”

  title={Correspondence on “SOSIPing, or Sophistical Obfuscation of Self-Interest and Prejudice”},
  author={C. Yewlett and S. Abrahams and A. Flowerdew and J. M. Smith},
  journal={Journal of the Operational Research Society},
I found this paper by George J. A. Stern (in Opl Res. Q. 27. No. 4 (ii) 1976) very interesting. In particular, I felt quite sympathetic towards his criticism of "univariate analysis" approaches to public policy questions (whereby an attempt is made to reduce all factors to values on one scale). Indeed, the point that it is this very reduction to a single variable that leads to difficulties is often obscured by the fact that money (the love of which is traditionally the root of all evil) is… Expand
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