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Joe Queenan is a regular contributor on business issues, corporate culture, and financial follies to Barron's and The Wall Street Journal.

Statistics Don’t Lie… or Do They?

The other day, I read that food-borne illnesses in the U.S. cost taxpayers between $14.1 billion and $16.3 billion a year, depending on whose numbers you believe. The figure appeared in The New York Times, so for many people, it must be true. That number includes the fallout from illnesses and hospitalization, lost time at work, diminished productivity and work done haphazardly because so many people feel a bit nauseous.

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