The author wrote that “total expenditure for social development (…) increased by 54.5% – much faster than the 31.5% increase in tax revenue”. I take issue with the fact that using percentages are highly misleading. The reason is that percentage calculations are relative, hence they are always based on something. If the basis of comparison between two computations of percentages are different, there’s really nothing to compare. In other words, it could be misleading.
Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2014/01/25/beware-of-percentages/