Fairfax: Give it to me straight

One of my hobbies is calling bs on companies and journalists committing statistical buggery for their own benefit—see Private Equity Floats—Duds and You Know It and Statistical buggery—realestate.com.au edition, for example. Well, today's Sydney Morning Herald article ‘With Powerball jackpot at $50m pick the best suburb to buy your ticket’ is so many kinds of stupid, I just can’t be bothered. Did 'journalist' Tom Decent skip maths class from year 5 onwards? Or is there a bias at work that encourages him and his editors to publish such feculence? You be the judge. Full disclosure For more than ten years...

One of my hobbies is calling bs on companies and journalists committing statistical buggery for their own benefit—see Private Equity Floats—Duds and You Know It and Statistical buggery—realestate.com.au edition, for example.

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