It’s important to take a skeptical approach to how statistics are used in general, but especially when they’re being used to generate media headlines.
If you watched the news on Thanksgiving this year, you might have found it to be a negative experience. The statistics generating media headlines about inflation painted a bleak picture. However, it’s important to take a skeptical approach to how statistics are used, because numbers can have a lot of manipulative power. In this episode, we’re discussing why it’s important to never accept statistics at face value.