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" Someone once said that there are three kinds of lies: "lies, damned lies, and statistics. "
Bolshevik Propaganda: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the ... - Page 621
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1919 - 1265 pages
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The Eurocurrency Market Control Act of 1979: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy - Banking law - 1979 - 304 pages
...estimate to a "net-net" number of $130 billion. All of which brings to mind Mark Twain's admonition that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. In this statistical brierpatch it would appear that the inherent "truth" of even the lowest projection...
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Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Administrative procedure - 1979 - 1128 pages
...you, Mr. Street. I don't doubt that is correct. The former Prime Minister of Great Britain once said there are three kinds of lies : Lies, damned lies, and statistics. And my problem with data generally is not that the material is not accurate, but that it may not support...
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Regulation Reform Act of 1979: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations - Administrative procedure - 1980 - 768 pages
...numerical weights to tvprg of agency proceedings — even if that were though desirable.* * * "It baa been said that, There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.' Prompted by this aphorism, we wish to emphasize the limitations of this report after dwelling at such...
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Regulation Reform Act of 1979: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ..., Part 2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations - Administrative procedure - 1980 - 762 pages
...numerical weights to types of agency proceedings — even if that were though desirable.* * * "ft has been said that. There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.' Prompted by this aphorism, we wish to emphasize the limitations of this report after dwelling at such...
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Oversight Hearings on the Export-Import Bank: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on International Trade, Investment, and Monetary Policy - Export credit - 1980 - 150 pages
...multicurrency offer. This, however, is a misleading comparison. It reminds me of Mark Twain's famous admonition that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Eximbank's offer was in dollars, and it must be compared with the Airbus dollar offer. Airbus offered...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 449

United States. Supreme Court - Courts - 1982 - 1208 pages
...undermine the policies of Congress or erode our decisions on substantive law. Disraeli's familiar statement that "there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics," rings true in this case. Because of the growing importance of statistical evidence and the apparent...
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The Origins of the Republican Party, 1852-1856

William E. Gienapp Professor of History Harvard University - History - 1987 - 602 pages
...sound treatment. Statistical Appendix Mark Twain was fond of quoting a remark attributed to Disraeli that "there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." In this study, I have tried to avoid the first two, but I have made extensive use of the statistical...
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Decision Making: Its Logic and Practice

Byron M. Roth, John D. Mullen - Education - 2002 - 454 pages
...because a report of any kind is stated in numerical terms, it must be objective or accurate. It has been said that there are three kinds of lies: "lies," "damned lies," and "statistics." But it remains true that numerical measures of probability make possible some effective procedures...
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Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs

Clarence Lusane, Dennis Desmond - Discrimination in criminal justice administration - 1991 - 310 pages
...helped settle disputes between the FBI and the DEA.53 Scope of the Problem Benjamin Disraeli once wrote that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Historically, one of the most deadly means of justifying and implementing oppression and prejudice...
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Evaluating Social Science Research: An Introduction

Thomas R. Black - Social Science - 1993 - 196 pages
...design or faulty procedure. One must assume that in the professional research world Disraeli's view that 'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics' (Huff, 1954) is not necessarily true, and should probably be changed to 'There are lies, damned lies,...
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