Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers by Gene Epstein (Hardback, 2006)
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- DescriptionGene Epstein kws a thing or two about ecomic data. Before becoming the Ecomics Editor for Barron's in 1993, he was a senior ecomist at the New York Stock Exchange. Now in Ecospinning, Epstein supplies readers with a book that attempts to cut through the veil of ecomic misinformation commonly reported in today's media. Assuming prior kwledge on the readers part, each chapter of Ecospinning is structured around fairly simple propositions about the ecomy or about specific ecomic data-from tracking employment numbers to measuring corporate profitability-that are then contrasted with the distortions of today's media coverage. Along the way, Epstein exposes bad reporting by the elite media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Ecomist-and especially by The New York Times and its ecomics columnist Paul Krugman, Epstein also deconstructs CNN newscaster Lou Dobbs' coverage of outsourcing and globalization; the illusory connection between abortion and lower crime rates, and bad theories about the role of real estate brokers, featured in the bestseller Freakomics; the treatment of the working class portrayed in Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed; and the sensationalized coverage of the employment report by CNBC's Squawk Box. From the disputes over Social Security to misinterpretations of the unemployment rate, Ecospinning points out the unfortunate lack of integrity that pervades mainstream ecomic reporting. Gene Epstein (New York, NY) has been Barron's Ecomics Editor since 1993 and writes the column, Ecomic Beat. A frequent speaker on the conference circuit, Epstein has been interviewed on CNBC, CNN, NJN Public TV, and BBC TV. He holds an MA in ecomics from the New School and a BA from Brandeis University.
- Author BiographyGENE EPSTEIN has been Barron's Economics Editor since 1993 and writes the column, Economic Beat. A frequent speaker on the conference circuit, Epstein has appeared on CNBC, CNN, NJN Public TV, and BBC TV. He is a former senior economist at the New York Stock Exchange and has taught economics at St. John's University and the City University of New York. He holds an MA in economics from The New School and a BA from Brandeis University.
- Author(s)Gene Epstein
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication22/08/2006
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight468 g
- Width164 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine25 mm
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