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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

EU Rota has a couple of posts which look at the numbers underlying the EU stories. Take the idea that a French or Dutch No would create economic havoc. A simple graph of the performance of the main European stock markets over the last few days shows this one up for the lie that it is. Or perhaps take a look at the wonderful brave new world of European integration from a GDP growth point of view. By splitting the members into 3 groups and comparing them, the prognosis for the Eurozone does not seem good. As he says Statistics are open to abuse, but they can be very enlightening. With the interactivity of a Blog, if you think someone is playing fast and loose with numbers you can tell them. Which should make statistics on Blogs more reliable.

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