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Reality cheque

PROF DEATON: Used data to overturn sloppy assumptions and reimagined how we measure the world

AT 6:10 am on Oct 12, Angus Deaton, an economist at Princeton University on America's east coast, picked up the phone to a Swedish voice. The voice was so concerned to persuade him that this wasn't a prank call that he started to worry it was precisely that. No need. The Nobel committee had