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I'm skeptical of one part of the article
The truth, though it would not exactly set Americans free, would at least open a window to wider economic and political understanding. Readers should ask themselves how much angrier the electorate might be if the media, over the past five years, had been citing 8 percent unemployment (instead of 5 percent), 5 percent inflation (instead of 2 percent), and average annual growth in the 1 percent range (instead of the 3-4 percent range).
I'm tempted to answer "not much". I suspect most voters base their choice on their own financial situation, and that of people they know, not on statistics. The statistics are mainly for policy-makers, journalists etc. Once these get detached from reality, you have pundits asking why the electorate is so dissatisfied with Bush's policies, when the economy is doing so well....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed May 14th, 2008 at 08:36:46 AM EST
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