How Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics (Economic Controversies)

How Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics (Economic Controversies)

Lorenzo Fioramonti


Numbers dominate international politics and for that reason our daily lives. credits scores steer monetary markets and will make or holiday the way forward for complete countries. GDP drives our economies. inventory industry indices flood our media and nationwide debates. Statistical calculations outline how we take care of weather swap, poverty and sustainability. yet what's at the back of those numbers? via what tactics are they created? In How Numbers Rule the realm Lorenzo Fioramonti finds the hidden agendas underpinning using information and people who keep watch over them. so much worryingly, he exhibits how numbers were used as a way to augment the grip of markets on our social and political lifestyles, curbing public participation and rational debate.

An leading edge and well timed exposé of the politics, energy and contestation of numbers.

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