My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Tribute to David Freedman: His views on fixing the Census

David Freedman, a highly regarded statistician and probabilist at the University of California at Berkeley passed away last October. He was a “leading skeptic of the view that the Census could be improved by statistical adjustments. In the New York Times Economix blog, Princeton professor Alan B. Krueger pays tribute to Freedman by implying that though he was initially skeptical of Freedman’s opinions, he eventually came to believe that Freedman made valid points with his argument that Census results should not be artificially adjusted.

*Click here to read the New York Times editorial titled “Census Crunch Time” that led to this Economix blog post from Krueger.

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