The Fact-Checking of Garett Jones
By Bryan Caplan
My admirable colleage Garett Jones points out that according to my source for German government employment, Greek government employment is only 14% of the labor force, not a third as the New York Times originally reported.
The NYT apparently deleted the offending paragraph rather than correcting the statistics. Anyone know the back story?
Bottom line: I’m still convinced that Greece’s GDP numbers greatly overstate its standard of living, but the source of the puzzle just got bigger.
P.S. Further fact-checking thanks to Miguel Madeira in the comments.