March 11, 2013

A Revision in Time Saves 1600

Justin Katz

In George Orwell's 1984, the protagonist, Winston, begins to notice the import of the revisions that he makes to news and history as an employee of the Ministry of Truth. No fact is so set in stone that it can't be made to look better through revisions of the past.

In the real world, nationally, as well as locally here in Rhode Island, the newspapers have been touting the lower unemployment rates. Somehow the massive revision of the numbers and change of the methodology have gone sparsely mentioned.

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Amazing...ain't it? Disappearing jobs and lower unemployment numbers. I wonder if the exploding food stamp rolls and skyrocketing disability claims are emblematic of a healthy economy? In Husseins world everything is going according to plan:
"The federal government says that the more people we have on food stamps, the more it grows the economy. The Department of Agriculture proudly declares: ‘Each $5 in new [food stamp] benefits generates almost twice that amount in economic activity for the community"

Now there is real growth for ya!

Posted by: ANTHONY at March 11, 2013 11:50 AM

Agribusiness is a substantial lobby for food stamps.

The political attitude seems to be "We have to support them anyway, what difference if it is food stamps, disability, or some other program?"

Posted by: Warrington Faust at March 12, 2013 12:33 AM
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