Monday, January 23, 2012

Numbers Don't Lie; But Do They Tell the Truth?

It's been said that numbers don't lie.
Here are four conflicting graphs that I've seen recently posted on Facebook. It's nice when person can find the one that supports their view and ignore the rest. But where is the truth and how can you know who to trust?

You can look to the source (where available) and see that very few sites are neutral. These all have political bias to the right or left.

Just remember, the truth you're being told might just be a lie.



Bilbo said...


Great post, as always. It's been said that statistics will always tell you what you want to hear if you torture them long enough...this just proves the point.


Mike said...

Figures don't lie but liars can figure.