Re: poly: An idealistic reason to lie to the census

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Tue Mar 24 1998 - 07:35:31 PST (Carl Feynman) writes:
>The Republicans in congress are currently working to make sure that the
>Census Bureau is not allowed to use certain well-understood statistical
>techniques in order to correct for a persistent undercount of poor people.
>Since poor people tend to live in pro-Democrat districts, the present
>undercount is advantageous to the Republicans.

 Those statistical techniques may be understood well by experts, but the
average person doesn't understand them well enough to distinguish
honest uses of them from attempts to inflate the count in districts
that vote for higher government spending.

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Received on Tue Mar 24 15:36:21 1998

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