Links – 04/05/2017

Quanta Magazine explains how a retired German statistician, who used to work in the pharmaceutical industry, discovered a proof of a conjecture that statisticians had been unsuccessfully trying to prove for several decades, but was ignored because he didn’t send it to…

Links – 03/05/2017

After I published my post the racial disparity in incarceration rates, someone recommended this piece by Adolph Reed, which is absolutely excellent. I think it’s exactly what a consistent and intelligent progressive should say about this. The pharmaceutical industry is…

Links – 03/01/2017

Brian Boutwell and J. C. Barnes argue on Quillette that many results in sociology may be confounded by genetics, but we don’t know for sure because social scientists use research designs that don’t account for that possibility. In particular, they mention neighborhood effect, which…