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Three Common Ways Governments Misuse Statistics and What You Can Do About It

US Capitol at night

by Andrew Berryhill   Government agencies and researchers produce endless reams of statistics. While statistics can be valuable, they can be easily misrepresented. A 2017 study on the use of statistics in news characterized the problem as such: “The constant supply of data produced by think tanks, government agencies, independent researchers, academics and…

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Congressional Budget Office at War with Trump Agenda

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), supposedly a nonpartisan government agency that analyzes budget proposals and the economy, has been an aggressive critic of President Donald Trump’s agenda. On Thursday, the CBO released a report warning a move being weighed by the Trump administration would speed up the implosion of the…

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White House Responds to the Predictably Dour CBO Score of the American Healthcare Act

Tennessee Star

  Within an hour of the ‘non-partisan’ Congressional Budget Office’s report showing, among other things, that over 22 million Americans would lose their insurance coverage over the next decade, President Trump issued the following statement: The CBO has consistently proven it cannot accurately predict how healthcare legislation will impact insurance…

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