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May 21, 2004

Lies, damn lies and statistics

As Benjamin Disraeli is attributed to have said: 'There are three kinds of lie: lies, damn lies and statistics.' The attribution is by Mark Twain, curiously.

A fine example from Jason Schulz, also picked up by BoingBoing.

NB I like Schulz's categorisation 'Bush vs. The World'

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I beleive that the phrase was originated by Leonard Courtney (Lord Courtney); see the web page - Peter M Lee

Posted by: Peter M Lee | Aug 23, 2004 12:24:34 PM