The Corner

Alternative Stats

Administrations are sometimes tempted to manipulate economic statistics to make them look better. The Trump administration, innovative as ever, is thinking about manipulating them to look worse.

Update: Slate’s Jordan Weissmann of Slate thinks the Wall Street Journal got the story wrong

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.