The Tyranny of Numbers: Mismeasurement and Misrule

  title={The Tyranny of Numbers: Mismeasurement and Misrule},
  author={Nicholas N. Eberstadt},
Throughout the world, numbers are increasingly used to guide acts of government - but not always for the better. In this volume, the author examines the "facts and figures" that have led to measures unhelpful or injurious to their intended beneficiaries. "The Tyranny of Numbers" offers a look at problems such as world hunger, the population explosion, the Third World debt crisis, and the poverty in South Africa, in which misdiagnoses have driven action. In America, the author argues… CONTINUE READING