Ok, we’ll ignore the fact that they defined “smart” as formal degrees + income. But they claim they included the 200 largest metro areas. Apparently, this includes Burlington, Vermont at 207,600 but not Pittsburgh at (wikipedia sourced) 311,647 [city, or 2,462,571 metro].
By my numbers, Burlington should get off the list and Pittsburgh should be on it (undoubtedly among others). Did I miss something? Or do we not count? I couldn’t find a place to point out there error without signing up for some social media nonsense. So I figured I’d fume here, where the two other statistics geeks could sympathize
Statistics, nothin. “We took a number, divided it by another number, multiplied it by another number, chopped them all up into bits and dropped them in a blender with some unlabeled things we found in the spice cabinet, and left it on the counter overnight. In the morning, we cooked it. Here Mom, taste it!”