One of the high points of my summer was talking to Kaiser Fung, data snake charmer and best selling author of Numbersense. You can listen to the three segments of the podcast on my other channel. Fung skewered AI algorithms and gave us some lessons in bad statistical reasoning.
Kaiser also runs a really fun blog on bad infographics, known as Junk Charts.
Here’s a good example of Fung’s eye for the misuses of data as he comes to a completely different conclusion on CEO pay. No, an average is a bad statistic for deciding that CEO pay is dropping. In fact, Fung shows just the opposite: CEO pay is rising.