so

fucked around at work today

did some thinking

reflecting on it,

hahahahahahaha GOVERNMENTS
can you imagine earnestly proposing some social engineering scheme can you just imagine that kind of insane hubris
I control a thing at work

I can run all sorts of experiments, things people in academia have never dreamed of

my analytic powers are boundless

everything is measured

and you know what with all this, on rare occasions we can move some metric a percent or two over baseline
usually things get worse

occasionally they get much worse

we actually bother to measure this though and revert if we need to
now im thinking about congress

just fucking breezing into the capital and fucking PASSING BILLS ALL GODDSMN DAY YEEEHAW
AN NESCIS MI FILI QVANTILLA PRVDENTIA MVNDVS REGATVR
this is insane

this is absolute madness

nothing is tested! nothing!!! when was the last time a fucking government program shipped after a careful A/B test???? where are their fucking realtime metrics? where are the backtests?

NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING

NO ONE WANTS TO KNOW EITHER
social scientists should be embarrassed to pretend to knowledge under these conditions

knowing what I know now about its whats possible to know about the consequences of manipulating complex systems under the best possible condition

just quit just fucking fall on your swords
they wont though

contemplate this on the tree of woe

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