Friday, August 13, 2010
Common Sense and the Use of Statistics
I love Thomas Sowell for his common sense observations of the obvious, as evidenced by this recent article, "Bean-Counters and Baloney." This article not only points out false assumptions about race that plague our media, it also gives us a good example of how to treat statistics responsibly. Without a proper context, statistics are meaningless at best, and when wedded with an ideology, are potentially dangerous.