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Econospinning : how to read between the lines when the media manipulate the numbers / Gene Epstein.

Author/Creator:
Epstein, Gene, 1944-
Publication:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
United States -- Economic policy -- Press coverage.
Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Contents:
Eldercare fraud
Two ways to measure employment
Bush league economics
Long-term unemployment myths
The case of the phantom dropouts
Participation rate follies
What does the employment-population ratio tell us?
May average hourly earnings rest in peace
Hourly compensation and the unemployment rate
Wages and productivity
The record profit boom that never happened
End the monthly madness : the change in payroll employment data
End the monthly madness : the unemployment rate
Greenspan idolatry
Best-selling myths : Freakonomics
Best-selling myths : Nickel and dimed
Dobbs and jobs.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-233) and index.
ISBN:
0471735132 (cloth)
OCLC:
70267028
Publisher Number:
9780471735137
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