business-world publicdomainvectors.org Also Published on Medium;s Data Driven Investor. A couple of weeks a go I received a request to review an economic development research paper. One is not supposed to talk about a paper that has not been published and so I will reveal only that the invitation came from an international organization and the subject of research concerns the microeconomic sector in another country. My task in reviewing the paper was merely to say whether it met the standards of research and not to weigh in on its ideology, which I can do here, as long as I keep the paper anonymous. I rejected the paper for publication because it did not meet any of the standards listed in the reviewer instructions for a research paper. I categorize the paper as a policy advocacy paper pretending to be a research paper. I wondered if it was a test to see If I can recognize the difference between a real research paper and a fake one in this era of fake everything.