Blog Spot: Two sets of claims statistics

Emmanuel Kenning

For lovers of statistics the past fortnight has thrown up one particularly eye-catching number.

I like numbers. I’m not fantastically good at them and they don’t always make total sense. But there is a roundness and a right and wrongness to them that appeals.

Indeed I once wrote an article where I got so carried away and forced in so many figures that one reader responded along the lines of: “A net 73% more brokers won’t understand 37% of this article than will.”

Their point was well made

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