Sunday, February 15, 2009

Even Counting is Hard for the Public Sector

Why we trust these buffoons to run so many aspects of our lives, I will never fully understand. From TIME:
Why does it matter who oversees the census? In very general terms, Republicans would prefer to err on the side of under-counting and Democrats would prefer to err on the side of over-counting. The options can yield very different numbers for demographic groups and localities — and they have significant political and policy implications. This most recent skirmish is more manufactured than real, the result of willful misunderstandings. But it has its roots in an ongoing battle over whom the census counts — and how.
Despite its self-granted monopoly in education, government agencies cannot even count.

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