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Blog
Jun 9, 2015
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Truth and truthiness in economic stats

Armine Yalnizyan
The line between truth and truthiness in economic statistics is getting easier to miss. That's a problem because it helps evidence-based decision-making become decision-based evidence-making.
Blog
Jun 27, 2011

Not allowed to talk about poverty

Marc Lee
Last week, BC Stats put out a release with the headline "Low Income Cut-Offs (LICOs) are a Poor Measure of Poverty."
Columnists
Aug 17, 2009

Youth crime and flawed statistics

I accuse the criminology profession and the whole "liberal" side of the argument of stifling a proper debate on youth crime, in particular, by swallowing flawed statistics.
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