Good comparisons, bad data source

Education is not a single issue and it always connected to other poverty or inequality problems. As a result I also choose this online magazine article’India’s Wrong Priorities: As Children Go Hungry PM Modi Buys Fighter Jets In France ’(Forbes).

On one hand, this article includes various comparisons like bringing revenue and jobs for France but worsen plight for Indian citizens. In addition, when discussing the dilemma in India, author also selects China, the similar developing Asian country as the comparison and when analysing its own national condition, he also points out the increasing hard power neveertheless the losing soft power.

However, in order to criticise Indian PM’s unwise decision, author utilised a large amount of statistics to demonstrate the plight in India. For instance’960 million Indians live on less than $2 a day’ ‘44% of its children under five suffering malnutrition’ and ‘Over a-third of females in India are illiterate’.

But all of these data mentioned give nothing about where they are from. Consequently, the reliability of these numbers is suspicious. In combination with the author Jean Pierre Lehmann’s background, he was born in Washington DC and the director of The Evian Group whose main task targeting at global issue.

So, to a large extent, the author at the global stance, had hold preset bias against military and subjectively emphasised the plight in India with much data from unknown sources.


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