Have you heard of the study that shows weak men are more socialist? It actually shows the opposite! That's the magic of bad statistics.
You see her wherever people are jogging: in Central Park, in Venice Beach, on a college town's main boulevard. It's important that other people are jogging, she doesn't show up if they aren't. You're not sure if it's the same girl you saw that other time, or if there are thousands of them. You never get a long look at her face. But you recognize her from a glance. She's East Asian, skinny and quite pale. Perhaps … Continue reading Unrunner
Listing all of the facts that fit your theory while conveniently ignoring any that don’t – this is the kabbalah. The rest is just commentary.
I partake in the ancient tradition of blogging about productivity systems instead of getting actual work done.
Ada Palmer's novel made me study the French enlightenment, sympathize with Trump voters, and write my first book review.
Is rationality a religion? If so, it's a really crappy one.
I like arguments for capitalism, but not when they're based on flimsy numbers. And if the numbers are flimsy, I may need to invent my own macroeconomic indicator to improve them.
Everyone is writing about stuff I wrote about, just better.
For the hardest choices we make in life, our gut is not enough. We also need a chart with numbers in it.
People have lent money to family and friends since money was invented, and I have been doing it since I was a teenager. So why is the internet unanimous in saying that it's a terrible idea?