The Tyranny of Numbers: Mismeasurement and Misrule (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780844737645
ISBN-10: 084473764X
Publisher: AEI Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1995
Pages: 275
Language: English