Don’t trust any statistics you didn’t manipulate at your own.

Supposedly it had been Churchill who said these words. Otbher words, saying something similar are attributed to Mark Twain:

There are three kinds of lies: lies, dirty lies and statistics.

Of course, one hs to be careful with such broad statements. But there is good reason in looking more in depth at issues, at how statistics are compled and what is behind the figures. Behind figures and behind any other appearances on the surface level.

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