What Was That About Correlation & Causation?

Via Businessweek, we learn that Facebook caused the Greek Debt crisis, Global Warming is caused by NSF R&D budget, and other spurious correlations:

Need to prove something you already believe? Statistics are easy: All you need are two graphs and a leading question.

Wonky amusing fun for any statistically innumerate eejit on your holiday list.

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Source:
Correlation or Causation?
Vali Chandrasekaran
BusinessWeek December 1, 2011  
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/correlation-or-causation-12012011-gfx.html

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