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Thomas Oliphant

Spin can't hide the economic slide

By Thomas Oliphant
Globe Columnist / September 7, 2004

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POLITICIANS and journalists who fool with economic information at the height of a presidential election need to remember a fundamental truth: Numbers are mostly for politicians and journalists, increasingly removed from the experiences of real life. For the elites, numbers are what economists call coincident indicators -- stuff that informs on current developments. (Full Article: 845 Words)

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