The title of this post is a play on a famous saying by Benjamin Disraeli and quoted by Mark Twain. The point of this saying is that you can make statistics say almost anything, depending on how you present them.
Were you laid off from a high-paying full time job with healthcare benefits, and are now struggling to pay bills by delivering pizzas and shoveling driveways?
“And I promise you, if I become President, we’re going to be working again; we’re going to have great jobs again; you’re going to be so happy; you’re going to be proud of your President; you’re going to be proud, proud, proud of our country, once again.”
–Donald J. Trump, speaking at Alumisource, June 28, 2016
Tomorrow (Nov. 18) is the birthday of George H. Gallup (1901-1984) founder of the Gallup Poll, which provides public opinion and forecasting.
For the past 7½ years—and even before the financial crisis of 2008—jobs and unemployment have hit the “flyover country” of Middle America exceptionally hard. And according to Gallup, Continue reading What is a “Good Job”?