Numbers: MSNBC’s Gots Them/George Bush Gots Indicted by Them

This blog always likes numbers as a way of providing a check on qualitative claims about reality.  Here’s a nice set

It’s a Harper’s Index-like treatment of basic numerical assessments of the well being of the United States from the beginning of the Bush II presidency to now. (h/t Ezra Klein).  With the increasingly less young  Mr. Klein (joining the rest of us at a constant rate of one day per day), I wonder what metrics one could choose to produce a different outcome.  ‘Cause right here, the embattled self-made-son is losing on ten out of ten judge’s cards.

Image:  Fresco from Akrotiri (Santorini), “Children Boxing,” before the last quarter of the 17th century B.C.E.

Explore posts in the same categories: Arithmetic, Bush follies, Republican follies, Republican knavery, Who thought that was a good idea?

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