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Michel J. Menou Michel.Menou at WANADOO.FR
Wed Jul 7 08:06:55 EDT 2004

Tuesday, July 6, 2004, 9:59:39 PM, Quentin Burrell wrote:

QLB> Gene

QLB> Thanks for bringing this to our attention but, at the risk of sounding
QLB> ungrateful, it is not a paper that I will pursue. My reaction to the
QLB> "findings" is - "So what? Where is the mention of BigMac consumption?"
Actually one might find a correlation between the consumption of
BigMac's and the inflation of national pride, or the number of
self-citations :-)

QLB> (Maybe there were some interesting hypotheses being tested, but these are
QLB> not stated.)
May be they are spelled out in the paper (assuming the comments were
prompted by reading of the abstract)
In any case, I feel that a ponderation of the "country" factor through
a number of relevant coefficients that prevent San Marin to be treated as
equal to China, with no offense to either countries, is a practice that
might be worth generalizing.


Michel Menou

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