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Patriot Fanboy Conspiracy Theory

The stuff of parity: NFL punishes quarterback for winning too much writes John Teti about “Deflate-gate”. His claim: The outlandish punishment leveled against Brady and his team isn’t just an overreaction to an inconsequential offense. It’s also an implicit admission … Continue reading

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Reality is too big for a nutshell

There’s a video out, produced by the Venezuelan opposition, titled “What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell.” They’re pushing it hard on social media, which is how I came to see it. Well, parts of it. I simply couldn’t … Continue reading

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“How do you plan to kill everyone on Earth that quickly? Capitalism!

Diesel Sweeties makes a point:

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Originally posted on occasional links & commentary:
You don’t have to be a macroeconomist to understand why inflation has virtually disappeared in Greece. The official inflation rate fell to 0.2 percent in January, while the EU-harmonized consumer inflation rate was 0.0…

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Detours of understanding

XKCD nicely illustrates the difference between Frequentist and Bayesian statistics: Bayesian statistics and Bayesian reasoning are an integral part of Machine Learning and I’ve run into them quite a few times. But I simply never understood them. Oh, I could … Continue reading

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Artificially narrowing our sensory experiences

I attended a Godspeed You! Black Emperor show last week and seeing them on stage, I realized that we are at the current endpoint of a couple of thousand years of development in musical instruments that in the “West” alone … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Real-World Economics Review Blog:
From Jesse Frederik (guest post) EU and ECB macro-economic policy is based upon predictions of economic growth. This means that they have to use an economic model which is fit for the task. But…

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Originally posted on Real-World Economics Review Blog:
from Merijn Knibbe After 2008 Poland and Romania devaluated their currency. Other countries tried ‘internal devaluation’ (Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, The Baltic states). Are there any differences when it comes to unemployment (source:…

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Originally posted on occasional links & commentary:
The next time someone disputes the idea that capitalism kills, suggest they consider these examples: The effects of austerity and unemployment in Greece. As the head of Greece’s largest oncology department, Dr. Kostas Syrigos…

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