This post is based largely on the groundbreaking book by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Reveals About Who we Really Are.” Any theory of racism has to explain the following puzzle in America: On the one hand, the overwhelming majority of black Americans think they suffer from prejudice—and they have ample evidence of discrimination in police stops, job interviews, and jury decisions. 511 more words
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71% is not 100%. Statistics is not magic. Stop trying to burn Nate Silver at the stake.
In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, journalists left, right, and center lamented what they described as the failed predictions of election forecasters like… 1,932 more words
Nate Silver’s indispensable data analysis site, FiveThirtyEight, has developed a great tool that tracks how closely a particular member of Congress aligns ideologically with Donald Trump. 94 more words