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Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2013/...iterate-world/


Our World: Market Rebounds after Assurances from Fed Chair
Mathematically Literate World: Market Rebounds after Regression to the Mean

Our World: Firm’s Meteoric Rise Explained by Daring Strategy, Bold Leadership
Mathematically Literate World: Firm’s Meteoric Rise Explained by Good Luck, Selection Bias

Our World: Gas Prices Hit Record High (Unadjusted for Inflation)
Mathematically Literate World: Gas Prices Hit Record High (In a Vacuous, Meaningless Sense)

Our World: Psychologists Tout Surprising New Findings
Mathematically Literate World: Psychologists Promise to Replicate Surprising New Findings Before Touting Them

Our World: After Switch in Standardized Tests, Scores Drop
Mathematically Literate World: After Switch in Standardized Tests, Scores No Longer Directly Comparable

Our World: Controversial Program Would Cost $50 Million in Taxpayer Money
Mathematically Literate World: Controversial Program Would Cost 0.0001% of Taxpayer Money

Our World: Proposal Would Tax $250,000-Earners at 40%
Mathematically Literate World: Proposal Would Tax $250,000-Earners’ Very Last Dollar, and That Dollar Alone, at 40%

Our World: Poll Finds 2016 Candidates Neck and Neck
Mathematically Literate World: Poll Finds 2016 Predictions Futile, Absurd

Our World: One Dead in Shark Attack; See Tips for Shark Safety Inside
Mathematically Literate World: One Dead in Tragic, Highly Unlikely Event; See Tips for Something Useful Inside

Our World: Local Heat Wave Seen as Sign of Global Warming
Mathematically Literate World: Local Heat Wave Not Seen as Meaningful Indicator of Global Trends

Our World: Veteran Baseball Player Enjoys Breakout Month
Mathematically Literate World: Veteran Baseball Player Enjoys Transient Good Fortune

Our World: Market Share for Electric Cars Triples
Mathematically Literate World: Market Share for Electric Cars Rises to 0.4%

Our World: Still No Scientific Consensus on Global Warming
Mathematically Literate World: Still 90% Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

Our World: Rates of Cancer Approach Historic High
Mathematically Literate World: Rates of Surviving Long Enough to Develop Cancer Approach Historic High

Our World: Hollywood Breaks Box Office Records with Explosions, Rising Stars
Mathematically Literate World: Hollywood Breaks Box Office Records with Inflation, Rising Population

Our World: Economist: “Eliminate Minimum Wage to Create Jobs, Improve Economy”
Mathematically Literate World: Economist: “Eliminate Minimum Wage, then Pray Our Model Has Some Basis in Reality”

Our World: Average Football Player Earns $3 Million, Lasts 4 Years in NFL
Mathematically Literate World: Average Football Player Earns $0 Million, Lasts 4 Years in High School

Our World: Politician Promises to Fund Math Education
Mathematically Literate World: Politician Promises to Fund, Meddle in Math Education

Our World: Illegal Downloaders Would Have Spent $300 Million to Obtain Same Music Legally
Mathematically Literate World: Illegal Downloaders Probably Would Not Have Bothered to Obtain Same Music Legally

Our World: Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.6% to 7.8%
Mathematically Literate World: Unemployment Rate Probably a Little Under 8%; Maybe Rising, or Not, Can’t Really Tell

Author:  SiberD [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

There was some pretty good ones in there!

Not sure about this one though....

Quote:
Our World: Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.6% to 7.8%
Mathematically Literate World: Unemployment Rate Probably a Little Under 8%; Maybe Rising, or Not, Can’t Really Tell

I think the mathematically literate world response to be different. Like......'Unemployment Rate found to be a misleading statistic and that one should look more at the % population in the work force, actively looking for work.

Author:  animal-friendly [ Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

SiberD wrote:
There was some pretty good ones in there!

Not sure about this one though....

Quote:
Our World: Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.6% to 7.8%
Mathematically Literate World: Unemployment Rate Probably a Little Under 8%; Maybe Rising, or Not, Can’t Really Tell

I think the mathematically literate world response to be different. Like......'Unemployment Rate found to be a misleading statistic and that one should look more at the % population in the work force, actively looking for work.


Yup. Surely it is like you said .... And yet there is no way for people to be impoverished.
There is no reason why.

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

Last was 7% unemployment, but that is people "ON" unemployment. The real number of unemployed in the USA, according to NumbersUSA, is 57.5 million, or more than double the "official" reports that the "media" carry. People have gotten extensions and then used them, too. There are 15 million on food stamps, and millions of others just eking by......young people of working age living at home by the millions, and some of those parents are retired on Social Security at a lousy $1,200/month trying to support 3 people.
Stopping immigration, collecting fines owed* and booting out the over 30 million illegals would help the USA as a nation, ecologically and economically. :mrgreen:

* Mathematically Literate World figure is $150,000,230,000,000,000 or 150 Quintillion 230 Billion dollars owed by violators of US and state laws.

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