Summary: "What we count matters, and in a world where policies and decisions are underpinned by numbers, statistics and data, if you're not counted, you don't count. In this book, Alex Cobham argues that systematic gaps in economic and demographic data not only lead us to understate a wide range of damaging inequalities, but also to actively exacerbate them"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2020
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Summary: "Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. That's a mistake, Tim Harford says in The Data Detective. We shouldn't be suspicious of statistics-we need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human behavior seen through the prism of numbers and are often "the only way of grasping much of what is going on around...
Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2021