If Policy Makers Cared About Data, They'd Care About Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB)

By: Brian Grim

“In God we trust, all others bring data.”—W. Edwards Deming

“We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.”—Rutherford D. Roger

In the following paragraphs, I’ll apply these two provocative quotes, both from the preface of The Elements of Statistical Learning, to freedom of religion or belief with Deming’s goal for statistical data squarely in view: to provide “a rational basis for action.”

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