Media Innumeracy in One Short Sentence

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This morning (August 4) on NPR’s Weekend Edition there was a great example of media innumeracy in one short sentence. The announcer was reporting on the power outages in India.  “Almost 700 milli0n people — that’s more than half a billion — were without power.”


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About Tony Lima

Retired after teaching economics at California State Univ., East Bay (Hayward, CA). Ph.D., economics, Stanford. Also taught MBA finance at the California University of Management and Technology. Occasionally take on a consulting project if it's interesting. Other interests include wine and technology.