Depressions, mental and economic

Jeffrey Booth booth2 at husc.harvard.edu
Tue Jul 11 14:50:00 MDT 1995


	Can you (Doug) recommend any books about where to find and
how to interpret U.S. gov't statistics?

		     --	Jeff Booth

On Tue, 11 Jul 1995, Doug Henwood wrote:

> At 12:36 PM 7/11/95, Jim Jaszewski wrote:
>
> >        And what ABOUT those 'statistics'?? Shouldn't we simply be calling
> >our governments liars and dissemblers, and _consistently_ (and loudly)
> >publish the REAL figures (accurate to the best of our abilities)??
>
> Gosh, I have to do this about every 3 months it seems, but the statistics
> are fine. All the numbers you could ever want to damn US capitalism are
> published by the US government in great quantity. You have to know where to
> find them and how to interpret them, but the numbers are there. Also, our
> statistical agencies are a model of openness and professionalism; I talk
> with the US dweebs a lot, and I've always found them honest and helpful.
> Don't know about other countries' data agencies - I hear Britain is a
> nightmare of incompetence and secrecy.
>
> Doug
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