The certainty trap – Why data may not be wrong but not right either

We are used to data and numbers being accurate demonstrations of our world. They are clear, hard facts of the issues they are describing. People think of data and statistics as something definitive and clear and tend to be trusting towards it. If someone wants to support an argument it is not rare to support it by statistics and numbers. It gives the verbal argument a more scientific and certain foundation and makes it therefore more trustworthy.

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We recently shared An Open Letter to Economic Institutions In The Face of #BlackLivesMatter by The Sadie Collective because we felt that to remain silent and distanced from the subject…

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The Link Between Economics, Climate Change, and Gender

Throughout the summer of 2021, there were several events which made the impacts and uncertainty of climate change feel pretty certain. Extreme weather such as unprecedented heatwaves across the US and disastrous flooding in both western Germany and China, led to lives lost, businesses shut down, and economic life put on pause. Likewise, the IPCC report released in August 2021 painted a stark picture; climate warming and its consequences are unavoidable. But first, to fight the consequences of climate change, we must acknowledge the role between economics and environmental degradation, and specifically its connection to women in economic life and the economics profession.

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