Partisanship and Statistics

What the paper is about

  • Real: what is the measure of inflation that is being used?
  • Average: what average of the equvalised household incomes is being calculated?
The slightly higher average growth rate in the democratic price index accumulates over the years.

Other Errors

  • It is calculated by the Office for National Statistics, and not the government (wearing whatever rosette);
  • As the paper itself implies, calculating a mean average of household income using a plutocratic inflation measure is standard practice among statistical offices.

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.