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NATE SILVER: Donald Trump Is The Nickelback Of GOP Candidates

FiveThirtyEight — Despite what you may have read elsewhere — or heard from the man himself — Donald Trump is not all that popular with Republican voters. 96 more words


The Signal and the Noise

I’ve been reading statistician Nate Silver’s 2012 book The Signal and the Noise.  He makes three points that I think are useful for us as investors: 292 more words


NATE SILVER: Donald Trump Is The World’s Greatest Troll

FiveThirtyEight — “A troll,” according to one definition, “is a person who sows discord … by starting arguments or upsetting people … with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.” 124 more words


Is it better to be a Fox or a Hedgehog?

Ever since it was published the simple concept at the heart of Isaiah Berlin’s The Hedgehog and the Fox, has been co-opted by politicians, pop-psychologists, business theorists, music critics, statisticians and… 1,010 more words


NATE SILVER: Republicans Are Acting Like Democrats. Democrats Are Acting Like Republicans.

FiveThirtyEight — “You know the difference in Democrats and Republicans?” Bill Clinton said in a 2003 speech. “In every presidential election, Democrats want to fall in love. 138 more words


FiveThirtyEight to Evangelicals: The Sky Isn't Falling

With the fallout of Obergefell v. Hodges still fresh in people’s minds, many within American evangelicalism are feeling that the writing is on the wall for Christianity in America. 117 more words


What's at the end of Facebook's rainbow?

In a talk I gave at the Data Power conference in Sheffield a couple of weeks ago, I posed the following thought experiment: what if Mark Zuckerberg woke up feeling like Rupert Murdoch? 1,175 more words