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A few lettering pieces

Mixed ciphers

Margin of error
Start with a number. Then look for supporting evidence.

Mixed statistics

How do I fool you? Let me count the ways

W e can thank British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli for his summary: “Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” For once, he was right.

Temptations exist to serve any purpose: quotas fulfilled, production targets met, unemployment figures improved, cholesterol levels established.

And the tools are within easy reach: misleading definitions, selective testing, sampling errors, outright fiction.

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