Saturday, July 31, 2010

On false deadlines

Virtually every story about the census over the last couple of days has included some mention of the fact that the Cons' gutted version is "scheduled to go to the printers" on August 9, with some implication that the date will serve as a cutoff for any possible changes. But lest anybody take that to be the end of the story, can we agree that there's no reason to declare final any decision to bull ahead as long as it's possible to make up for lost time for less cost than the $30 million the Cons plan to dump down the drain?

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