Saturday, November 18, 2006


Hutber's law

Hutber's law states that "improvement means deterioration". It is founded on the cynical observation that a stated improvement actually hides a deterioration.

The term has seen wide application in business, engineering and risk analysis. It was first articulated by Patrick Hutber, an economist and journalist working for The Sunday Telegraph in London. Hutber is also credited with inventing the concept of Tax Freedom Day.

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The title is spelled incorrectly. It's Hutbert's Law, not Hubert's Law.
Just like the "improvement" in 2010 when Google removed its option of "Search within results."
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