Argentinian Statistics

“We fear that, unless the Government is dissuaded from acting on the threats that they have so far made, considerable harm may befall a group of statisticians simply carrying out their work in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards and that a great disservice will be done to civil society in Argentina… Since February 2011 the Government of Argentina has been systematically harassing and endeavoring to punish” a number of individual statisticians and research organizations that collect compile, and/or disseminate price statistics. The attacks, which first took the form of fines, “more recently have escalated to multiple fines and, reportedly, to threats of imprisonment.”

More here (significance magazine)

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