The Data Detective with Tim Harford Part Two
Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. Our guest this weekend, Tim Harford, says that's a mistake. In his latest book, The Data Detective, Harford says we shouldn’t be suspicious of statistics, we need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human behavior seen through the prism of numbers and are often “the only way of grasping much of what is going on around us.” If we can toss aside our fears and learn to approach them clearly, understanding how our own preconceptions lead us astray, statistics can point to ways we can live better and work smarter.Have a money question? Email me here.Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts."Jill on Money" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.
The Data Detective with Tim Harford Part One
Producer Mark Makes a Rare Appearance
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Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.