Capitalism and Democracy: Can This Marriage Be Saved? It’s an odd-couple, with deeply conflicting social values. Though they have been living together for many centuries, the strains are increasing; their relationship may now be in jeopardy.
The famed British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is reputed to have said "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." His wry comment (later quoted by Mark Twain) was intended to call attention to how easily we can be misled by spurious precision. Perhaps this is what inspired Darrell Huff’s classic small book, How to Lie with Statistics.
According to the former Arkansas governor and Presidential wannabee, Mike Huckabee, President Trump will rank right up there with Winston Churchill. Well, Huckabee’s judgment-call about Trump tells you a lot about Huckabee – and about our country. For starters, his ignorance of history is appalling, and such a glib comparison is, as one commentator put it, “ridiculous”.
Every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare. -- Children's book author Wendelin Van Draanen (1965- )