This Census site is way cooler than the other one

September 1, 2000 11:36 AM   Subscribe

This Census site is way cooler than the other one
The Census Monitoring Board is really snazzy. It has a lot of interesting reports to Congress on ways to improve the Census. It's way cooler than most .gov sites, especially
posted by rschram (4 comments total)
Snazzy? Oh come on, you've got to try harder than that! This site is pure pseudo-science. It was set up by Republicans afraid of losing power because of inconvenient demographic realities. It's so pathetic, they don't even *pretend* to be unbiased!
posted by johnb at 1:52 PM on September 1, 2000

One thing: that's not a Census Bureau site. That's the site of a board appointed by Congress to tell them what they want to hear. The whole statistical sampling fiasco a couple years ago was due to the fact that the Republican controlled Congress didn't want more people showing up on the ledgers in traditionally Democratic areas.

If you're looking for a nifty Census Bureau site, try American FactFinder.
posted by Aaaugh! at 2:02 PM on September 1, 2000

If the Republicans want to insist on physically laying a pencil-pusher's hands on everyone in the country, I have no objections. I just don't want any whining about how much it costs the taxpayers.
posted by dhartung at 3:18 PM on September 1, 2000

Well, all of these are good points. I still think the site *looks* snazzy. This of course doesn't change my mind about sampling. The discussion of "Hard-to-count" areas did give me a giggle. While I like peering into specialized systems of study, reading about how to measure "hard-to-countness" is like watching a phrenologist measure skull width.
posted by rschram at 12:22 PM on September 2, 2000

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