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When numbers started counting

New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | February 5, 2018

Odds are, you’ve tried to win arguments by citing statistics. Who has been the greater player, LeBron James or Michael Jordan? Which health care policy is right? Where are the best schools? Which city has the worst morning traffic? If you can find the numbers, then maybe — maybe — you can resolve these matters.

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