Lies, damned lies,etc.

Torturing the numbers again

Posted: March 1, 2013 at 4:18 a.m.

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” —Mark Twain, who attributed the phrase to Benjamin Disraeli, apparently with no basis whatsoever, perhaps just to give it a little authority.

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Editorial, Pages 16 on 03/01/2013