Statistics are fascinating. Statistics are often the subject of quips and criticism. Disraeli said "there are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics." Twain said that "facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable." And, though it is possible that pliability is a reality, I wonder if the real flexibility of statistics comes down to our individual perspectives?
There was a cacophony last summer when our consciousness realized that American death rates were ...
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