Pedant? Of course you are - you’re literally reading a newsletter about data and statistics. You’ll enjoy this fact-check of Jeremy Hunt’s claim about women who “had their lives shortened” by an administrative cock-up.
Only a few countries have this sort of policy in place. The Economist predicts it’ll substantially increase prices (70% of alcohol bought in Britain falls below the 50p threshold), and that “lovers of scrumpy apple brews will be particularly dismayed” as the price almost doubles.
Oh yeah… We had elections! Local elections though which are probably more important and relevant but less sexy, you know? And none in Wales so most of this passed me by. BBC says: “Labour has failed to take target councils in London, while the Conservatives have lost control of two councils.”
This is a short and sweet introduction to what The Economist is doing with its data team. I like that they are creating different content for different platforms. Also, mobile-friendly Big Mac Index! 🙌
This is a really interesting look at what’s happening in Yemen, the ‘worst place to be a child’, using data and lovely cartoons to bring the point home. And of course, the girl with the strawberry ring.
I love this ridiculously cute little game which explains about the wisdom/madness of crowds, and how good/bad things can be spread through networks of people. Which is sort of like, how things like fake news spread. Really nice explainer.
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