Fuzzy Numbers

Nancy Pelosi's January claim that "every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs" has been getting a lot of attention from conservative blogs recently. The US has a population of 303 million, so either she meant 500,000 or there are a few states no one knows about.

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Cyra Master is a W.E.B. Du Bois fellow at the Atlantic. Previously, she was an editor at the nonprofit Center for Law and Social Policy and was a reporter for the New Hampshire Eagle Tribune. She is a graduate of Emerson College.

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