Angus Deaton | How poverty in US became ‘fake news’
Many of us believe that, because the US social safety net is so imperfect, extreme poverty is more prevalent there than elsewhereand certainly among developed countries
Under the administration of the incontinently mendacious President Donald J. Trump, everyone should worry about the integrity of America’s official statistics. They should worry about much more under Trump, particularly the fate of democracy in the US. But without credible official data, there can be no genuine accountability and, thus, no democracy.
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