The Sum of Our Discontent

The Sum of Our Discontent : Why Numbers Make Us Irrational

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 1587990601
  • 9781587990601

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"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."show more

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