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2 + 2 = 5: Georgia's Official Statistics and an Unfolding Greek Tragedy

Mark Twain once famously said, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics.” It’s a truth known to us all, with data manipulation and survey figures presented out of context one day purporting to show that a glass of wine is good for your heart, and the next day conclusively proving that we should never touch any alcohol if we want to avoid all manner of horrible heart diseas

Dinner with the Taxman

The restaurant business, more than any other, has its ups and downs. One day can see the place packed with paying punters and another brings empty tables and idle staff that still need paying. Over the financial year, though, one would hope that one could turn a profit, and based on it, pay what taxes are owed to the state.

New U.S. State Department Human Rights Report with Extensive TI Georgia References

The U.S. State Department has released its latest 2009 Human Rights Report on Georgia in which Transparency International Georgia is mentioned several times.