Tim Harford and the More or Less team examine more numbers in the news. This week: welfare numbers, pay revisited and how many birds do cats kill?
Tim Harford and the More or Less team examine more numbers in the news.
Claiming benefits has been described by the Chancellor as - for some - a "lifestyle choice". What does the evidence tell us about how incentives work in the welfare system?;
The numbers of some of Britain's best-loved birds are declining. Fast. Many think cats are to blame. Are they right?;
Why the Prime Minister's salary has become a convenient unit of measurement;
And we bring you the results of our mathematical attempt to level the playing field at this year's Great North Run half marathon.