Like climbing mountains, maths is a marvellous thing. It is objective rather than a matter of opinion. It can’t be argued with. A fact is a fact.
But like many other powerful tools, maths can be used for evil in the hands of the unscrupulous.
Take our present government – please.
On a Liberal Party page called “The Prime Minister – securing Australia’s economic future” our fearless leader makes certain claims.
“When the Coalitions (sic) last left office, Australia had a $20 billion surplus and $50 billion in the bank but over six years, Labor squandered this and ran up five record deficits and a further $123 billion in projected deficits and gross debt headed towards $667 billion.”
Firstly, how many Coalitions do we have? There is the one with various forms of the National/Country party – are there other agreements I should know about?
Now, how about…
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