How to Waste 45 Minutes (Like I Just Did)

Start here. Then keep reading. It has nothing to do with economics, but a lot to do with statistics.

Or don’t, if you need to get something done this morning.

Update: One reader writes in:

“I beg to differ that this link has nothing to do with economics:  The same technique it uses to detect possible making-up of poll numbers was used in a recent paper to detect possible making-up of National Accounts statistics in some developing countries in a widely used economic dataset:

http://www.bepress.com/bejm/vol7/iss1/art17/.”

By James Kwak