Archive for tag: official statistics

The Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi commission

15 September, 2009 (01:05) | Uncategorized | By: jerome

Photo credit: Le point. That’s Stiglitz on the right with files, Sen is the one with the mischevious smile and blue shirt, and Fitoussi is the smoker. Yesterday, I attended the presentation of the report of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress. In a nutshell, since there is a […]

Misleading with road statistics

3 July, 2009 (16:51) | charts | By: jerome

Changing driving behaviors with campaigning alone is a tall order, but is literally a life-or-death matter. Road fatalities¬†range from about 40/million ¬†in Japan, to about 6 times as much in Russia. Fortunately, the numbers tend to decrease in most places, due to better equipment, better roads, harsher punishment and safer behaviors. Of all of these […]