The view from just outside the millennialest social class.
What my old job taught me about company culture and diversity.
Is WalMart helping poor people or is welfare helping WalMart? Part 1 of a series on ways to understand the minimum wage.
A visual explanation of statistical power and an eschatology of psychology.
For the last 20 months, Putanumonit has been your reliable source for wanton quantification of romantic relationships, devaluation of p-values, the sort of liberal politics that makes liberals angry, and updates on Asians doing sports. For the next 3-4 month, the supply of all the above is going to become much less reliable. I'm not taking … Continue reading Summer Programming Notice
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?
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.