How to Make the World Add Up

By Tim Harford,

Book cover of How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers

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The Sunday Times Bestseller

'Tim Harford is one of my favourite writers in the world. His storytelling is gripping but never overdone, his intellectual honesty is rare and inspiring, and his ability to make complex things simple - but not simplistic - is exceptional. How to Make the World Add…

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2 authors picked How to Make the World Add Up as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I’m an avid fan of `More or Less,’ so this book was at the top of my list of must-reads, and I was not disappointed.

Common sense thinking seeps in by way of fascinating stories and interesting titbits. Fast-paced, light-hearted, and thought-provoking, Tim Harford does not disappoint with this book. 

All politicians should be forced to read this book. Anyone who reads a newspaper should be forced to read this book. My favourite radio programme in the world is Tim Harford’s More or Less. And this book is every bit as good. Harford is clear, incisive, and always interesting. In a world crowded with disinformation and fake news, he shows you how to evaluate the numbers that are thrown at you. To read him is to become a little cleverer. Make this man prime minister someone.

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