Business Report: Spurious correlations

Date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:31
Author: 
Howard Dicus
If fuel prices soar and travel declines, you may feel the two trends are correlated. But without proof of cause-and-effect, correlations should not be automatically accepted. A fact-checking group called Spurious Media decided to demonstrate. It searched for trends that look very similar, but can’t possibly...

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