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Sep 4, 2014

Crikey says: ignore World Economic Forum’s lazy polling

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Yesterday Australians learnt the bad news that our industrial relations system is holding us back, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual global competitiveness report. Inconveniently, however, more data emerged within hours showing how strongly labour productivity has been growing over the last three years.

Crikey has previously explored in detail exactly what a load of rubbish this index is, based as it is on a survey of a handful of business executives about their perceptions of politics. But this year’s iteration reached new heights of absurdity.

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2 thoughts on “Crikey says: ignore World Economic Forum’s lazy polling

  1. klewso

    So who are these “members of the silver sausage club”?

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