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Statistics: Achilles' Heel of Government

Statistics: Achilles' Heel of Government
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Publication Information  The Logic of Action Two, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1997, pp.180-184. This essay was published in Essays on Liberty, VIII (Irvington-on-Hudson, NY: Foundation for Economic Education, 1961), pp.255-261, and in The Freeman, June 1961, pp. 40-44.) It was republished in The Logic of Action Two (Edward Elgar, 1997, pp. 180-184). Rothbard had developed a similar argument in “The Politics of Political Economists: Comment,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 74, 4 (November 1960), pp. 659-665, a critique of some theses put forward by economist George Stigler.
Updated 5/11/2010