Official Economic Statistics: The Emperor’s Clothes are Dirty
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Summer 1998 issue of The Independent Review

Official economic statistics are poorly defined, imprecise, and incite envy and pernicious policy. Economists lament their decreasing availability, but this trend may turn out to be good for people’s pocketbooks and peace of mind.


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