Moving Power and Money: The Politics of Census Taking

Moving Power and Money: The Politics of Census Taking

by Barbara Everett Bryant, William Dunn




This controversial book is by the director of the 1990 census. In it she writes about the government's need to know and our right to privacy, and how flawed government data could harm the future of our nation. Naming names and without pulling punches, Moving Power and Money provocatively details what's wrong with America's statistical system and how to fix it . . . and the price we'll all pay if we don't start fixing things fast. This is not a dry, academic book. Rather it's an intriguing, at times funny, and always informative drama of a fiercely independent yet besieged government agency. It tracks the battle of colliding forces from Capitol Hill to City Hall who want to influence, even control, the Census Bureau, and moves on to households across America, where people are fed up with intrusion and just want to be left alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780962809279
Publisher: New Strategist Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/1995
Pages: 234

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The Census: Heartbeat of the Privacy Debate
Chapter 2 - Privacy Rights Versus Public Good
Chapter 3 - In the Crosshairs: The Census Bureau and Its Director
Chapter 4 - Why the Food Fight?
Chapter 5 - Launching a Census
Chapter 6 - Resisting the Count
Chapter 7 - Circus of Politics
Chapter 8 - Why Response Is Down
Chapter 9 - Adjusting the Census: Adding Estimation
Chapter 10 - At Stake: More Than the Census
Chapter 11 - How to Change the System
Chapter 12 - The 21st Century Census

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