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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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