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Solomon Kahn
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Solomon Kahn runs the data and analytics team at Paperless Post. He is an upcoming Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow at Harvard University, where he will focus on projects involving money in politics. He can be found online at http://www.solomonkahn.com or on twitter at @SolomonKahn

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Is the US Government Cooking the Books?

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 11:26 AM

In forensic accounting, if you think a company might be messing around with the numbers, there is a math trick you can use as a quick sanity-check, and to find anomalies in the transactions a company gives you. It's called Benford's Law, or the First-Digit-Law.

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