[open-economics] Fwd: http://www.yourtopia.net/quiz/2

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Jan 14 02:46:28 UTC 2011

Forwarding to the open-economics list (which you're on ;) )

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From: Tim Hubbard
Date: 12 January 2011 22:37
Subject: http://www.yourtopia.net/quiz/2
To: Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>

Hi Rufus,

Happy New Year!

Just taking a quick look at http://www.yourtopia.net/.  Impressive for
a weekends work.

I had a go at doing the quiz, but the problem I came up again was that
the consequence of the weightings can be ambiguous.

For example, on section 2

 Long-term unemployment (% of total unemployment)

I assume increasing the weight results in greater value being given to
lower unemployment, but it doesn't say that that is the direction


 Household final consumption expenditure PPP (constant 2005 international $)

Greens for example, might want to value low values of consumption,
whereas I assume you mean high values here are given more weight?

I guess I should look at the code to see how the functions work!

Best wishes,


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