McNamara fallacy

“Numbers are important, but if you only focus on numbers that can be measured, you necessarily ignore everything else that cannot be measured.”

“The fallacy refers to McNamara’s belief as to what led the United States to defeat in the Vietnam War—specifically, his quantification of success in the war (e.g., in terms of enemy body count), ignoring other variables.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McNamara_fallacy

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