What can I say? The man is on a roll.
This time he covers the way the oligarchy’s crack force of “obfuscators” attempt to spam the media with serious dreck data. The mission is to cloud the real numbers with misinformation, disinformation, and sheer, stupid, propaganda. They’re trying to say, in essence, “Oh things are really not as bad as the protesters are saying, look at THESE numbers… “
What’s INTERESTING, however, is how Krugman agrees. Things are not as bad as the protestors are saying when it comes to the REAL data and the REAL stats. Nope, they’re not as bad at all. They’re WORSE. If anything, the protesters are being CONSERVATIVE. It adds a whole new dimension to the frivolity of the oligarchs to tinker with the data to their advantage. And… how their attempts to “obfuscate” things, only adds more light to what is REALLY happening…
Oligarchy, American Style
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: November 3, 2011
Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the obfuscators! Read On…