Johnny Munkhammar skrev på denna blogg från 2004 till sin död 2012. Bloggen är upprätthållen som ett minne och som referens till Johnnys arbete av Johnny Munkhammars minnesfond.

This blog was operated by Johnny Munkhammar from 2004 until 2012 when he passed away. This blog is now in a memorialized state and operated by the Johnny Munkhammar fund.
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Tuesday 2022-05-24, 23:36:57

2005-10-25 09:25:16
New Job? In the latest edition of The Economist, there is an ad where the UNDP seeks someone to fill the position as Chief of Statistics, Human Development Report Office in New York. I sincerely hope that a rational, scientific, person will apply. Every year when they publish their index it shows high-tax and hence low-growth countries at the top and countries with a somewhat other model, like the US, further down. One reason for this is that GDP per capita is attributed less weight for rich countries. Why? Because this is not science, according to the UNDP - it is an instrument to advocate a certain policy. And the policy, that is mainly directed towards poorer countries, is that a big state with high taxes is a good thing. And the proof of that being an index with which they have manipulating. I think there is a need to have a scientific view of human development and not a policy instrumewnt. Hopefully a new person at that position shares that view.

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