Lies, damned lies and poverty statistics
Misleading government statistics can have devastating effects. Two former chancellors of the exchequer, whose lives we've been remembering in recent days, could certainly have testified to that. Geoffrey Howe could have cut interest rates earlier and ...
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'Poor' results in government poverty report?
... the 2014 Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report, government officials including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam began giving themselves pats-on-the-back for the “record-setting” low number of people now living under the poverty line. Government statistics ...
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Tanzanias Election Crackdown on Dissent
Under the Statistics Act, passed in March, anyone, including the media, who publishes statistics related to the Tanzanian government without approval from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) could face heavy fines or even jail. That's the immediate ...
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