TYRANNY OF NUMBERS: MISMEASUREMENT AND MISRULE

TYRANNY OF NUMBERS: MISMEASUREMENT AND MISRULE

by Nicholas Eberstadt, Daniel Patrick Moynihan
     
 

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In this wide-ranging study, Nicholas Eberstadt demonstrates that some of the most basic of today's domestic and foreign policies have been buttressed or justified by what turns out to be misanalysis or misuse of available facts and figures. The Tyranny of Numbers not only warns about the ways the statistics are being misused in government policy in the United States

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In this wide-ranging study, Nicholas Eberstadt demonstrates that some of the most basic of today's domestic and foreign policies have been buttressed or justified by what turns out to be misanalysis or misuse of available facts and figures. The Tyranny of Numbers not only warns about the ways the statistics are being misused in government policy in the United States and abroad but explains how this process can end up injuring vulnerable groups or distorting the workings of the democratic system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844737638
Publisher:
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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