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?
Putanumonit's simple and suboptimal guide to personal finance and investment.
An anecdote from investment banking shows how bad statistics hide in every industry, and what makes people learn to avoid them.
Using data analysis to decide what this post should be like (long and nerdy) and when to use p-values (never).
I calculate high-index roots in my head while waiting for a poke bowl.
Fighting the crusade against fake numbers, one utility van at a time.
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What makes people who hold an extreme opinion think that they represent the majority?
Protect yourself from p-hacking with precision, whether you're doing drugs or gambling.
Answering the weirdest search queries that have brought readers to Putanumonit.
"Of all the corrupters of moral sentiments, therefore, faction and fanaticism have always been by far the greatest." - Adam Smith
Changing my mind about the value of the FDA and the sanity of the stock market.
Today isn't strange, it's how the world is. It didn't become that way today, we just found out now. So let's deal with this.