Statistics can do all sorts of things. One hundred people earning $50,000 each. Average wage, $50,000. Sounds good. Ninety people earning $20,000 each and 10 people earning $320,000 each. Average wage, still $50,000. Now we're told the average wealth of Australians has gone up under John Howard. I wonder who's wealthier?
Neil Cameron Waratah
(SMH, 28 March, 2006)