Why do so many people in many areas that are developing still and developing fast lie about the economic progress that has already been made and is projected to be made? I can look at economic research papers, business analyst findings, business news. Reports by the local and regional governments and foreign governments. All could have the same finding that there has been alot of growth and continuing growth. Yet regular people from those areas will tell me its all a lie and pretty much make you think things are as they were 20,30,40 years ago. They also come up with that line that if you don't know live there you cannot possibly know. I can understand if news out of country was highly restricted, and the only economic data comes from the government itself. Then yes I would not have a problem with what the people are telling me. But when it comes to something that can be researched and studied with ease it drives me crazy when the locals lie to me.