Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Some wisdom from Stata

On the sheet "Announcing STATA release 15" that lists its many wonders, it says:
Nonparametric regression
When you know something matters.
But you have no idea how.
To which I say: indeed, but when is that not the case?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Assorted links

1,. A most excellent New Yorker cartoon about conferences.

2. Lord of the Flies: philosophy edition

3. "Iron Maidens" is a clever pun.

4. P.J. O'Rourke on Gaudi

Hat tip on #1 to David Evans, on #2 to Scott Wood and on #3 to some French guy in Oz.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Active labor market program humor

The symbol in the back is the symbol of the agency that provides active labor market programs to the unemployed in Germany. The text translates roughly to "It is no longer enough just to lay eggs."

Hat tip: Bernd Fitzenberger

Saturday, September 9, 2017

John DiNardo, R.I.P.

John is someone I respected both intellectually and personally. He will be sorely missed.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Interview with the author of "Ultimate Slime"

In Toronto Life magazine.

I liked this line: "My mom tells me I started the Etsy shop to feed my slime addiction."

Slime is produced at my house as well.

One correction to the editors at Toronto Life: The busyness school at Western is the "Ivey" School, not the "Ivy School".

Hat tip to my M-I-L

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Assorted links

1. Advances in acronym science.

2. I liked this pre-election piece on Donald Trump from the Atlantic, which I read only recently.

3. An economist and a sociologist on panhandling.

4. Another old Atlantic piece, this one on pawn shops, that I liked. Same author as above.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cold war summary statistic

From the DDR Museum in (what used to be East) Berlin. The presentation is interesting because the museum wants to cater to both visitors from the west celebrating victory and visitors from the east who are full of "ostalgie".

The Stasi museum, located in the old Stasi headquarters building, is also well worth a visit.