Annals of Rigged Baselines

Loved this bit from Food Minister Carlos Osorio,

“In 2003, Misión Alimentación was launched with five shops and today we have 22,306 shops throughout the country, an increase of 439,000 percent”.

Oh, c’mon ministro, as long as your boasts are going to be in the hundreds-of-thousands of percents, you might as well go the whole hog…

“In 2002, just ahead of its launch, Misión Alimentación had zero shops and today we have 22,306 throughout the country, an increase of infinity percent”.

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