Saturday, October 01, 2005

Yellow beats brown hands down   posted by Razib @ 10/01/2005 10:15:00 AM

This article, India is China's economic equal, Bah!, has a nice point-by-point numerical comparison in a table. Sample: under 5 malnutrition, India 45.8% vs. China 12.1%. Sometimes journalistic innumeracy has its consequences. A philanthroper like George Soros should fund a new paper where the journalists were all recruited from mathematics, statistics and econometrics. It might make dismal copy, but at least there would less obfuscation of the world as it really is via verbal dodges (i.e.; "many," "growing trend").

Via Sepia Mutiny.