It’s easy to feel sometimes like we’re awash in lots of numbers in the news.
There are all kinds of data about foreclosures, costs of health, poverty, you name it.
But it’s all just numbers. It can be hard to look through the data to see the real people beneath. Numbers don’t tell you about moms struggling, hungry kids, or people who sleep on concrete at night.
Alex B. Hill has been thinking a lot about the separation of big numbers and real people.