Category Archives: Statistics

Finance company ranks Maine counties and their handling of tax dollars in one interactive map

A view of downtown Ellsworth is seen from the end of Indian Point Trail. (BDN photo by Aislinn Sarnacki)

The financial modeling company SmartAsset used a simple formula to determine which counties across America are spending tax dollars most effectively. Go to SmartAsset.com to cycle through the Maine counties and the analysts’ data on an interactive map. Like I noted above, the firm approached the question of effective tax use in a very basic […]

Portland probably is not the most unfaithful city. But researchers have tried to figure out what makes someone cheat

Here's a screenshot of the CBS ranking.

Are people fascinated by finding out whether others are cheating because so many of them are already infidelitous? Hackers this week presumably upended the lives of millions of potential adulterers who logged in to Ashley Madison, a dating site catering to cheating spouses. They appeared to release 9.7 gigabytes of account and credit card information […]