How people lie with statistics

Man fuming over deceptive misrepresentation of salary statistics

Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is supposed to have coined the phrase popularised by Mark Twain that, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Click here to discover some choice examples of why you should always approach other people’s prized statistics with caution.

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