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Author Epstein, Gene, 1944-

Title Econospinning : how to read between the lines when the media manipulate the numbers / Gene Epstein
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2006]
©2006

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Description xxii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1 Eldercare fraud -- Ch. 2 Two ways to measure employment -- Ch. 3 Bush League economics -- Ch. 4 Long-term unemployment myths -- Ch. 5 The case of the phantom dropouts -- Ch. 6 Participation rate follies -- Ch. 7 What does the employment-population ratio tell us? -- Ch. 8 May average hourly earnings rest in peace -- Ch. 9 Hourly compensation and the unemployment rate -- Ch. 10 Wages and productivity -- Ch. 11 The record profit boom that never happened -- Ch. 12 End the monthly madness : the change in payroll employment data -- Ch. 13 End the monthly madness : the unemployment rate -- Ch. 14 Greenspan idolatry -- Ch. 15 Best-selling myths : Freakonomics -- Ch. 16 Best-selling myths : Nickel and dimed -- Ch. 17 Dobbs and jobs
Eldercare fraud -- Two ways to measure employment -- Bush league economics -- Long-term unemployment myths -- The case of the phantom dropouts -- Participation rate follies -- What does the employment-population ratio tell us? -- Average hourly earnings rip -- Hourly compensation and the unemployment rate -- Wages and productivity -- The "spectacular profit boom" that never happened -- End the monthly madness : the change in payroll employment -- End the monthly madness : the unemployment rate -- Greenspan idolatry -- Best-selling myths : freakonomics -- Best-selling myths : nickeled and dimed -- Dobbs and jobs
Summary "In Econospinning, Epstein cuts through the veil of economic misinformation commonly reported in today's media. Each chapter of Econospinning is structured around fairly simple propositions about the economy or about specific economic data - from tracking employment numbers to measuring corporate profitability - that are then contrasted with the distortions of today's media coverage. Along the way, Epstein exposes loose reporting by focusing almost strictly on the elite media."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy -- Press coverage.
LC no. 2006016191
ISBN 0471735132 cloth