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Tim Harford’s guide to statistics in a misleading age

Dubious numbers and false claims fill our daily lives. Here’s how to decipher the barrage of statistical propaganda

Photo: Annet van den Ende via Getty

By Tim Harford

“The best financial advice for most people would fit on an index card.” That’s the gist of an offhand comment in 2013 by Harold Pollack, a…

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