Math problem

Math problem: The WSJ is running a front page story on how magazine “publishers often overstate their (newsstand) sales.” The article will surely spawn confusing claims and counter claims in coming hours and days. And it should. I’ll be linking to anything I see on the issue, but here is my immediate opinion. It’s a non-story. The statistics we are about to see being vollyed back and forth will numb the brains of all but those who enjoy reading census tables. I will be adding to this post later to flesh out my observation, but I predict when the dust settles, this faux-controversy will prove over-stated.