One key thing about statistics is that they can be made to look great.
In a world obsessed with data and statistics we’ve actually become amazing at making things that are in fact quite bad look great.
In Austerity Britain, we have cited better employment rates almost every year since the Recession of 2008 began.
Yet the reality is quite different.
These statistics have been based on zero-hour contracts, apprenticeships and various other forms of “non-employment”.
Mark Twain said it best;
“There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”.
It is easy to throw some statistics in someones face to make something look good, which can then sway that persons opinion about a subject, person, company or government.
Never believe statistics blindly, always delve a little deeper otherwise you’re just a pawn in someones game.