Statistics in the news shape how we see the world. They tell us everything from what to eat to how the economy’s doing to how fair our society is.
So it’s important that statistics are accurate. Unfortunately, they’re often anything but. As Gregg Easterbrook put it, “Torture numbers and they’ll confess to anything.” And the news is full of tortured numbers.
How can you keep yourself from being misled? Find out in my TEDx Talk.
—Translated from Dutch by Laura Martz and Erica Moore