The Tyranny of Numbers: Mismeasurement and Misrule

The Tyranny of Numbers: Mismeasurement and Misrule

by Nicholas Eberstadt
     
 

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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

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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:
9780844737645
Publisher:
Aei Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Eberstadt is the Harry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at AEI.

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