Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Voices of millions...

Imagine you are a economist. When you are responsible for the use of scarce resources for the betterment of thousands and millions of people, can you really go by word of mouth, propaganda and marketing pitches that you are headed in the right direction? How do you listen to the voices of a million silent countrymen.

You would use Statistics!

But I'm not an economist and even an economist finds it difficult to wade through the huge amounts of data to reach sensible decisions.

That is why I like what Gapminder is doing with statistics. Visualizing it so that I can understand it better.

Take a look at the demos and videos at gapminder.org

Of course, I am sure with enough effort you can get statistics to mean whatever you want it to. ;)

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