Sunday, December 4, 2016

An Example of Bizarro Journalism About Cuba

After I wrote this, Tim Worstall linked to a supportive article about Castro.

The only data charted in it is GDP of Cuba, versus two comparables: The Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

The chart is used to support the position that Castro did OK.

Except the variables charted are not corrected for either inflation or population growth.

That's kind of like asserting that Castro was great because he taxed away nominal wealth (with an inflation tax) but let people have babies.

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