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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...

News Releases

Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
2010-07-23
Science for Peace
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.
Sources welcomes Steven Goldhar, President and Founder of Sundance Media Inc.
2009-08-04
Steven Goldhar, President and Founder of Sundance Media Inc.
Sources welcomes a new member, Steven Goldhar, President and Founder of Sundance Media Inc.

Sources Select Resources

And More Fraud Is in the Works
Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Washington can't stop lying. Don't be convinced by a recent job report that it is your fault if you don't have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality.
Cluster Analysis (in Marketing)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A class of statistical techniques that can be applied to data that exhibit 'natural' groupings. Cluster analysis sorts through the raw data and groups them into clusters.
Let's Just Pretend
We Didn’t Offshore Manufacturing?
Beachy, Ben
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Is an iPhone made in China and exported to Europe a U.S. export? Is an Apple executive a manufacturing worker? Yes, and yes. At least those could become the answers if a new proposal afoot among some ...
Lies, damned lies, and energy statistics - why nuclear is so much less than it claims to be
Crumpton, Neil
Article
2015
The Ecologist
It's odd how often the contribution of nuclear energy is overstated by mixing up 'energy' and 'electricity', while a similar trick understates the importance of renewables like wind and solar. Even od...
Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Science for Peace
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.
Shadow Government Statistics
Analysis Behind and Beyond Government Economic Reporting
Williams, John
Website
Exposes and analyzes flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic and financial conditi...
The uncounted: why the US can't keep track of people killed by police
McCarthy, Tom
Article
2015
The Guardian
After a year of high-profile police killings, calls for a national database have gained traction. But how would that work? Tom McCarthy investigates the challenges for law enforcement and government o...
Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud
And More Fraud Is in the Works
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Washington can't stop lying. Reports of job gains are more fiction than reality.

Sources Bookshelf

Beautiful Evidence
Tufte, Edward
Book
How to produce and consume evidence presentations. How seeing turns into showing, empirical observations turn into explanation and evidence.
The Cult of Statistical Significance
How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
Ziliak, Stephen T.; McCloskey, Deirdre N.
Book
2008
An analysis of how modern testing has fixed on statistical significance as the benchmark of significance, often to the detriment of the relevant significance. Basically, statistical significance focus...
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense
Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...
Telling the Truth
Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
The Visual Evidence of Quantitive Information
Tufte, Edward
Book
A classic book on statistical charts, graphs, and tables.
Visual Explanations
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Tufte, Edward
Book
About pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative.

Media

Shadow Government Statistics
An electronic newsletter service that exposes and analyzes flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of und...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Industry Canada
Industry Canada's mission is to foster a growing, competitive, and innovative knowledge-based Canadian economy that provides more and better jobs for Canadians; supports stronger, sustainable business...
Statistics Canada
Canada's central statistical agency.


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