Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Google eBook)Why do even welleducated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large numbers and the probabilities associated with them results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions, and an increased susceptibility to pseudoscience of all kinds. Innumeracy lets us know what we're missing, and how we can do something about it.

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Contents
FORBES 400  
THE MULTIPLICATION PRINCIPLE  
JULIUS CAESAR AND  
Pseudoscience  
Whence Innumeracy?  
Statistics TradeOffs and Society  