Who should be trusted with our data?

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A chart from The Economist (and my humble guess about an item that was apparently not included in the survey):

Lagarde: countries need smarter fiscal policies

Let's highlight a few interesting parts of Ms. Lagarde's latest speech: Smart fiscal policy The challenge here is to design tax and spending measures that have...

What are some of the pitfalls of using statistics?

In an older post on Quora, my short answer linked the output of data-based analysis with the necessity to make a recommendation or to take a...