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How to Make the World Add Up

Tim Harford In Conversation with Robin Ince

59 mins watch time

Posted July 2021

Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, Science, Technology & the Future

Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories – we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation – and yet we doubt them more than ever. Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC’s radio show More or Less to take us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile.