Berlin Institute for Bullsh*t and Prediction Failures

In Germany, news media today are abuzz with reporting of a new study about immigration by the Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung.

Just a quick reminder: This is the exact same institute that claimed in August 2008 a bright, dynamic, and prosperous future for Iceland. And a mere two months later Iceland is on the brink of a national bankruptcy and must nationalize its banks. It hasn’t recovered since.

And a mere three months after this total prediction failure became apparent, the very same institute publishes yet another study, and the whole news media and lot of politicians take them seriously! Why is anyone listening to these charlatans? The very real problem is that policy decisions will be based on such bogus studies. With dreadful consequences.

I’m officially disgusted.

About Daniel Tiggemann

Software-developer living in Cologne, Germany. Was once a physicist, specialized in computer simulations and parallel programming. Now more into JavaScript, web frontend development, and especially mobile computing.
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