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June 4, 2015

Just in case you didn't have enough reason to vomit on the New York Times...

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 4, 2015 10:08 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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They must have been indoctrinated through Common Core Math and don't understand what "average" means.

Posted by: StephenB [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 4, 2015 10:55 AM

It's quite possible, there is a difference between "mean" and "median". Not that I think the NY Times is that sophisticated.

Posted by: chuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 4, 2015 2:26 PM

How much is an "average" wage?

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 4, 2015 2:44 PM

And 50% of this country is making more money than the poorest half! This must stop!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 4, 2015 2:46 PM

Actually, you could have 60 percent or more making less than average, but exactly 49 percent, and no other number, will always make below the mean.

(You could also have 60 percent making more than average.)

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 4, 2015 4:36 PM

The truly astonishing statistic is that 99% of NYT journolists are below both he mean and average for intelligence, morality and honor.

Posted by: Fred Z [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 5, 2015 4:17 AM

A panel of international experts agree that sixty, no, maybe seventy per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 5, 2015 5:10 AM

Reminds me of the Dilbert cartoon strip where the Pointy-Haired Boss is disturbed to learn that 40% of all sick days taken by his employees fall on either a Monday or a Friday.

Posted by: Grizzly [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 5, 2015 7:06 PM

So, if my math is correct then half the people make above-average wages. Not bad.

I wonder if society considers it normal when half the people are unemployed?

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 7, 2015 7:56 AM

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