Friday, January 22, 2010

Better Ranking in The Heritage Foundation's List Confirms Ramgoolam's Betrayal of Labour Party's DNA

This is what Paul Krugman had to say in The Conscience of a Liberal -- one of three books Navinchandra told us he was reading at one point in time -- about institutions like The Heritage Foundation:
"Where did these institutions come from? The story, in brief, is that in the late 1960s and early 1970s members of the new conservative intelligentsia persuaded both wealthy individuals and some corporate leaders to funnel cash into a conservative intellectual infrastructure. To a large extent this infrastructure consists of think tanks that are set up to resemble academic institutions, but only publish studies that play into a preconceived point of view... The Heritage Foundation was created in 1973 with cash from Joseph Coors and Richard Mellon Scaife."
Here is the page for Mauritius in the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom. Make sure to also check the international rankings to get a good laugh: Sweden is at 21 and Germany is at 23!!!


Kozémotandé said...

Paul Krugman's remarks sound like a real warning to those who are tempted to quote endless surveys and reports whose interests are only propaganda-based. Here is a site however - where you will find unbiased analysis of data and where statistics take meaningful shapes.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

That's a nice little toy. Played with something like this before: I believe some institutions had licensed the software from these fellas.

akagugo said...

Continue having fun searching for Dodoland in this report too.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

If Khushiram finds it lucid then it means that any right-thinking individual should avoid it as palgue :)