In this online Unique Perspectives event, recorded live, the Financial Times' Undercover Economist Tim Harford explains why we shouldn't be afraid of statistics, even though they're open to abuse. In this compelling presentation, he demonstrates how statistics are a powerful force for uncovering truths, which is why some groups attempt to undermine them by muddying the water. As an example, Tim makes a statistical argument that birth rates in a given country can be linked to the size of its stork population. It's all about interpretation and context, says Tim, which is why he reveals the most effective way to approach understanding statistics.