What happens when a WONKBLOGGER tries to pass off a bogus theory about unemployment benefits in NC

Brad Plumer of Wonkblog has a really hard time supporting the theory of one of his sources in his ostensibly well meaning look at the problems associated with the slashing of unemployment benefits in NC.

1) Many workers may have dropped out of the labor force.
2) ...or perhaps employment actually increased.

His problems arise big time when he is taken to task by an unusually large number of unusually well informed readers concerning theory 2. The backpedaling begins almost immediately with the first couple of comments. The article and most importantly the comments are well worth a read. See link below to connect.