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Spurious Correlations

The President, the Fed, Political Gridlock and the Political Calendar

Dr. Robert Johnson | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Dr. Robert Johnson

A recent New York Times story ("The Obama Years: The Best of Times to Be a Stock Investor," by Jeff Sommer, August 19, 2016) made the case that the past few years were terrific for stock investors, as the market has nearly tripled during Obama's years in office. The author also makes the point that "Fed interest rate policy may be the single most important factor behind the stock market boom."

WATCH: Law Student Has Silly Way Of Showing How Graphs Can Get Us Into Trouble

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

You've probably heard that "correlation does not equal causation." And sometimes, correlation doesn't mean much at all. If you need any convincing...

When People Drink More Whole Milk, More People In Texas Get Divorced

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Divorce

Did you know that the more pounds of margarine people eat in the U.S., the more couples in Maine get divorced? Or that when fewer people are killed by...