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108 Post author: Yvain 01 January 2010 04:41PM

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Comment author: dclayh 01 January 2010 06:24:07PM *  8 points [-]

For the record, the actual Landsburg quote is

In one recent survey, 39 percent of New Yorkers said they would leave the city "if they could"! Every one of them was in New York on the day of the interview, so we know that at a minimum, 39 percent of New Yorkers lie to pollsters.

page 63 of his latest book The Big Questions.

Although I'm generally a big fan of Landsburg, this seems much more a case of confusion over what "leave the city" and "if you can" mean than one of lying.

Comment author: Yvain 01 January 2010 08:06:12PM 4 points [-]

I was reading More Sex is Safer Sex, so he must like using this anecdote a lot.