Us history majors tended to avoid things remotely associated
with mathematics, including the concepts of "mean", "mode",
and "median". On the average, these concepts confuse us.
So, it was with great delight that I followed the blogosphere's
comments about a recent Charles Blow NYT essay on income
inequality. A good starting point is here. Excerpt here:
"So it seems the crux of the AP article can be accurately
shortened to: Half of all households have an income
below the median average!"
Hate that when that happens.