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Correlated Causation

Author Vali Chandrasekaran wrote a short visual article, entitled "Correlation or Causation?"

The article involved three sentences, followed by one visual: "Need to prove something you already believe? Statistics are easy: All you need are two graphs and a leading question. Correlation may not imply causation, but it sure can help us insinuate it."

Your Task: Discuss the "implications of the above graphs.

Note: Thanks to M.J. (Bellingham) for sharing this link.

Source: Business Week, December 1, 2011