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Entries by Margaret Heffernan from 11/2013

The Recovery Delusion

| Posted 11.14.2013 | UK

The numbers that proclaim recovery are of course GDP: that profoundly irrational statistic that sees more growth in disaster relief than disaster prevention, that grows with war and floods but never measures educational attainment or physical health. With a data point that skewed, it's no wonder our current bad news is trumpeted as good news.