May 25, 2011

Top Five False World Statistics

Alex Perry, Global Spin

AP Photo

News that last week's shocking claim that 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is actually a shocking piece of statistical methodology makes me wonder what other parts of our world view are based on erroneous stats. 
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India Balances the U.S. and Iran
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May 12, 2012
Why the U.S. Courts Bangladesh
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U.S.-India: A Soft Power Tie That Binds
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