Mathematically challenged expert

The earnest but dim Matthew Backhouse at the NZ Herald continues their theme pimping poverty.

He quotes a so-called expert in poverty.

Poverty and nutrition expert Associate Professor Winsome Parnell, of Otago University, said food prices had been creeping up by $2 a week over the last three decades, making it tighter and tighter for people on fixed incomes.  

This equates to over a $100 per year for 30 years, which equals an increase of more than $3000.

Clearly anyone spending $50 per week in 1983 is not spending $3050 now.

Obviously she is going to be stuck at Associate Professor for sometime if her basic understanding of economics, mathematics and real life are so lacking.

Basically any point that the article was trying to make has as much credibility as their foolish expert…which is lacking.

Source article from NZ Herald, written by Matthew Backhouse corrected by Cam Slater

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