1. suggests that economists are impartial when it comes to their liberal/conservative views. That being said, I’m not sure the regression line says what they think it does, particularly if you pay attention to the variance around the line (via Rafa).
I am digging the simplicity of charted.co from the folks at Medium. But I worry about spurious correlations everywhere. I guess I should just let that ship sail.
I love it when Thomas Lumley interviews himself about silly research studies and particularly their associated press releases. I can actually hear his voice in my head when I read them. This time the lipstick/IQ silliness gets Lumleyed.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, statistical thinking is now as important as reading and writing. The latest example is parents not understanding the difference between sensitivity and the predictive value of a positive may be leading to unnecessary abortions (via Dan M./Rafa).