The Sum of Our Discontent : Why Numbers Make Us Irrational
In The Sum of Our Discontent, David Boyle has put his finger on the problem with our numbers-obsessed societies: The trouble is that numbers have proliferated and that it is sometimes hard to tell the difference between a good statistic and a bad one and that therefore numbers have become meaningless and in the process reduced humans to be coldly calculating.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
- 17 Jun 2001
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Texere Publishing
- Florence, United States
"The book is as entertaining (and funny) as it is serious about the shortcomings and tyranny of numbers, public opinion polls, testing, marketing surveys and cost-benefit analysis."