massaging statistics

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Adjusting figures so as to remove apparent discrepancies, which are assumed to be due to miscounting or computational errors. Massaging may also be done to bring the figures into conformity with theories about how the economy works, or to manipulate results for the political convenience of some user, often the government.

Subjects: Economics.

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