When Bad Government Policy Leads to Bad Results, the Government Manipulates the Data … Instead of Changing Policy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By Paul Martin

by George Washington
ZeroHedge.com
07/30/201

Manipulating Bad Financial Data

Bad government policy has created a years-long unemployment problem. But instead of fixing the problem, the government is trying to paper over it. We’ve known for a long time that the Bureau of Labor Statistics fudges the numbers to make unemployment look lower than it is really is. BLS itself has admitted that its “adjustments” skew unemployment data during recessions. Indeed, the former head of the BLS recently said BLS statistics are B.S. … and that unemployment is much higher than the government is letting on.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is revising 84 years of economic history … which will make the economy magically look better.

The U.S. and British governments encouraged interest rate manipulation. And central banks have been directly manipulating interest rates for hundreds of years.

Government agencies have helped banks manipulate commodities prices for decades.

The government twisted statistics and intentionally lied when it pretended that the banks it was bailing out were solvent

The government has long ignored energy and food prices when reporting on inflation.

The Rest…HERE

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