Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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I have learned to never underestimate the ability of experts to make mistakes. I do not mean that as snark. I think it's often just a matter of thinking of and wrestling with bigger ideas, and then just accidentally mistyping, or misattributing, or something. Or being in a hurry. Or, whatever.

I say this from direct experience over the past number of years.


I often see reports of two types of experts in my work - accountants and economists. Most of their reports contain common math errors. When being paid by clients who desire a particular outcome, most also have the ability to reach that conclusion, through selective use of data or choice of method of analysis.

So, how do we find the truth? We must either rely on other experts to critique them or learn enough about interpreting data in their field of expertise to detect the flaws.

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