Opinion Fake News Is Bad, Fake GDP Could Undo the Global Economy

Satellite images of cities at night unveil autocracies faking economic data, and in the case of serial data killer China, it could lead to a disaster

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When Mark Twain quoted Benjamin Disraeli as saying “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics,” he was in fact telling a non-truth. Disraeli apparently never said that. But whoever did...