Numbers are more important than ever

Programledarna och producenterna av BBC:s radioprogram More or Less, har skrivit en bok om taluppfattning: The Tiger That Isn't: Seeing Through a World of Numbers.

Public spending, health risks, environmental disasters, who is rich, who is poor, Aids or war deaths, pensions, teenage offenders, the best and worst schools and hospitals, immigration - life comes in numbers. The trick to seeing through them is strikingly simple. It is to apply something everyone has - the lessons of their own experience.

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