Mr. Roberts, You're Off Base On Shawmut

The recent column by Paul Craig Roberts entitled "The Feds' sham settlement with Shawmut" (Economic Viewpoint, Jan. 24) was not up to the author's usual standards. Although I agree with Roberts' main premise, that statistics should be used only with great care in discrimination issues, some of his assertions were erroneous. At least three points need to be addressed.

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