Below are all the posts from newest to oldest. Please use the comments here for any suggestions: stories you want me to hear, databases you want me to analyze and questions you want me to put a number on. I have a hundred fascinating things I want to write about, but I’d love to know what interests other people and not just me!
Inflated Bubbles – Why do some people with extreme positions think that they represent the majority view?
Multiplicitous – “Hacked” statistics are everywhere, from college ads to gambling advice. Learn how to hack back.
Search, and ye shall find – Responding to some of the funnier search terms people used to find Putanumonit.
Climbing the Horseshoe – Polarization and extremism is seductive, but progress on any serious problem is made through cooperation, compromise and, as much as you hate it, normalization.
Flip Flops, part 1 of ∞ – Changing my mind on the benefits of the FDA and the efficiency of financial markets.
Theory of an Immoral Sentiment – Evolving a moral code for the global age by diminishing the role of emotional empathy.
Zero Agents and Plastic Men – Can you trust what people’s beliefs are based on how they live their lives and what they explicitly tell you? Not always.
EpiPenomenon – The cause for the confusion around the EpiPen prices is the double role of the government as buyer and regulator of medicine, and the cause of people dying is the FDA.
A Conversation with GoD – What’s the probability that God exists and is Jewish? A semi-fictional conversation with a modern girl and a medieval rationalist rabbi.
What this overpaid man has to say about the gender wage gap is shocking! – Two bad and two good explanations for the gender wage gap.
Pokemonumber On It – How long do you need to play to catch every Pokemon? (a couple of years). Will blogging about Pokemon launch Putanumonit into the mainstream media spotlight? (kinda).
The Price is Always Right – On price gouging laws, Hamilton tickets, and other ways that fighting the iron laws of market prices hurts everyone involved.
Making the Rich Work for You – How do the rich get rich, and what should the rest of us do about it.
We Are the 100 Percentiles – Charting the characteristics of all 100 American income percentiles (with emojis).
Wisdom of Words – A procrastination post of the best advice you’ll ever hear.
Status: Iceland – A few of the best and worst things about Iceland.
Quality of Inequality – Before talking intelligently about economic inequality, we must watch out for the myriad ways people measure and interpret inequality unintelligently.
The Secret Society for Suppressing Stupidity – I introduce LessWrong and the rationalist community, which have really affected my life and changed the way I think. I also get snarky at some snobby folk making LessWrong seem unfashionable.
Shopping for Happiness – My new most popular post ever, on the best ways to spend money on your own happiness using research from psychology and some simple math rules.
Power Against Poverty – Donation Update – My readers have donated $6,000 and I have matched $2,000 to pull dozens of people out of crushing poverty for a decade.
More Power, Less Poverty – GiveDirectly is transferring money to the poorest people in the world while simultaneously running a groundbreaking research trial of basic income. Here’s why an American libertarian thinks it’s a great idea for my money to be redistributed as basic income to the poor around the world.
The Power of Power Skepticism – Most bad science isn’t surprising – quite the opposite. A quick calculation of experimental power and anticipated effect sizes shows why research like power posing or political ovulation studies was guaranteed to be useless before it was even done.
The Bummer Economy – When my army unit faced the problem of allocating chores, we reinvented the economic currency system. It’s actually very easy.
Love and Nice Guys – Who are Nice Guys ™? Why do feminists hate them? Can we help them treat women well and find love? Did I succeed in staying neutral in the culture wars or will this post launch a thousand angry comments?
For Whom the Bell Shifts? – A rise in the popularity of some extreme position can be understood as an entire population shifting a bit this way or that. This is a simple model that explains surprisingly well both Trump and radical feminism.
The Lukewarm Hand – Who is wrong about streak shooting and “hot hands”, the fans and players who believe in it or the scientists who believe they disporoved it?
Dating: a Research Journal, Part 3 – Dating is a game, so why not use game theory to figure it out?
Dating: A Research Journal (Part 1.5) – How to “hack” the OkCupid algorithm and get a match percentage in the 95%+ range for most partners you’re interested in.
Super Bowl Props Extravaganza 2016 – A super fun gambling game for Super Bowl parties.
Dating: A Research Journal (Part 1) – How to win at OkCupid using research and insights from economics, algorithmics and probability.
Republicanagrams – Distract yourself from the tedium of the primaries with a fun anagram game.
Coaching Below Expectation – Highly paid sports coaches routinely make decisions that are clearly wrong if you know middle school math.
Martin Lotto King – A grab bag for MLK Day and figuring out what the jackpot has to be for a positive-value lottery.
Lottoptimization – Whether you play the historic Powerball or not, here’s how to optimize your behavior.
Vote Against – An exhortation to stop participating in a virulent form of collective madness.
I Smell a Chart – Learning to defend against dark statistics by dissecting a chart that contradicts its conclusion.
Cost of Water – Calculating the effectiveness of charities providing people in the developing world with water and sanitation.
The Rich, the Tall and the Bees – Part 3 about soccer, exploring correlates and possible causes of soccer success.
The Other Path – Artistic intermission: a poem about rationality.
Footballinear Socceregression – Rating all the countries by population adjusted soccer ability, while learning useful things about regression.
Tails of Great Soccer Players – Part 1 about soccer: why don’t big countries have the best teams? Because no one understands the bell curve!
We Hold these Truths – The credo of the blog – putting a number on anything is both possible and worthwhile.
A Quantitative Introduction to Successful Blogging – Introduction: a post about numbers about blogs about numbers.