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Save the Statistical Abstract

Posted By Invictus On August 22, 2011 @ 7:54 pm In Data Analysis,Economy,Research | Comments Disabled

Via Paul Krugman [1], I’m led to this WaPo piece [2] about the imminent demise of the Statistical Abstract of the United States [3], which is an invaluable resource for all manner of at-a-glance data.  Regardless of one’s ideology or political leanings, I think we can all agree that more information is better, less information not as good, and the Abstract is a veritable treasure trove.  This decision should not stand.  A grassroots effort is needed here to petition the powers that be [4].  Also, let them hear from you at the Census Bureau:  ACSD.US.Data(AT)census.gov.  Thanks.

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[1] Paul Krugman: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/22/save-the-statistical-abstract/

[2] WaPo piece: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-kill-americas-databook/2011/08/21/gIQAGJwBVJ_story.html?hpid=z5

[3] Statistical Abstract of the United States: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

[4] petition the powers that be: http://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-statistical-abstract-of-the-united-states-2?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

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