Saturday, 4 February 2012

GreenInk 5 – The Economist magazine publishes a surprising article

Unpublished:
From: David Moss
Sent: 17 January 2012 15:26
To: 'letters@economist.com'
Subject: ... seeing what/the man will do/unbribed, there's/no occasion to.

http://www.economist.com/comment/1208953#comment-1208953

Sir

With their suggestions that only the dimmer Indians have stayed at home, and that Indian men are all ne'er-do-well drunks, and that the blandishments of the snake oil salesmen of the biometrics industry are all credible, last week's articles on India's Unique Identity scheme (14 January 2011: Reform by numbers and The magic number) didn't read like real Economist articles. Were they unflagged advertorials, written by its desperate management, trying to save the fast failing UID project?

Yours
David Moss

For information on the Unique Identification of Authority of India and their Aadhaar project, please see India's ID card scheme – drowning in a sea of false positives.

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