Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Analisis Politik Kompas Sukardi Rinakit is no analysis

This "political analysis" in Kompas is terrible.

Here goes:
We have to admit that what the mainstream movement (sic!) wants now is to apply a social-democrat political system and social-market economic system [it would have been wonderful if the author spent time explaining what he meant by these two phrases and hence made this analysis more like an analysis, but no]. When a group of 50 activists [what makes activists special, anyway?] with different background [again, he could have explained his sampling; of course he didn't], only 4 agreed with pro-market approach, 2 with syariah, and majority 44 wanted social-market system...
He need an introduction to statistics, really.

And here's equally ridiculous:
Frankly, I can't answer every time I am asked why an agrarian country like Indonesia has to import 3.7 million tons of rice, 1.6 million tons of sugar ...
It's like asking why somebody like him who can write a book still buys a book.

6 comments:

Gianie said...

This is a good article about social-market economic, in Kompas, too.

Arya Gaduh said...

Aco:
Why the emphasis on Kompas instead of Sukardi Rinakit, the writer? Put the name out so that we remember him the next time he pulls a similar stunt ;-).

Aco said...

Done, Arya. Thanks!

Aco said...

Thanks, Gianie, that's much better!

dhani said...

Aco: oh, you really out looking for some blood, aren't you? =D
nice done...

Arya: tsk, he doesn't need to be challenged you know... not with kompas... =D

dendi said...

I heard from someone that often the editor does not carefully read a submitted article from 'a big name'. It can simply be found from typos he did exactly similar typos on the newspaper. So, to some extent we can blame the (editor) newspaper..., of course the writer.