Nu doar Grecia (care si-a cosmetizat datele despre deficitul bugetar) sau China (care continua sa ne uimeasca cu o crestere ecomomica miraculoasa – fara probleme) cat mai ales statsticile americane … ar trebui sa ne uimeasca … daca luam aminte la “legile lui Stamp”!
Josiah Charles Stamp (21 June 1880 – 16 April 1941)
(director of the Bank of England, member of the Royal Commission on Income Tax, 1919, the Northern Ireland Finance Arbitration Committee, 1923-24, the Committee on Taxation and National Debt, 1924, the Dawes Reparation Commission’s Committee on German Currency and Finance, 1924, the Young Committee in 1929 and the Economic Advisory Council, 1930-39.)
“The government are very keen on amassing statistics. They collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. But you must never forget that every one of these figures comes in the first instance from the chowty dar (village watchman), who just puts down what he damn pleases.”