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  • Every Day, Your Mom Wasted 90 Minutes of Her Life On You, So Get Her a Present

    05/10/2014 8:17:04 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    American Time Use Survey/FiveThirtyEight Blog ^ | 05-10-2014 | American Time Use Survey and Mona Chalabi
    In case you didnít remember (three of my colleagues looked stricken when this topic came up), itís Motherís Day this Sunday. Here are nine reasons, courtesy of the latest American Time Use Survey, why you should buy your mom a present: 1.Your mom probably helped you out with your homework (women spend an average of 6.2 minutes a day doing homework with children in their households. Men spend less than four minutes); 2. It was probably your mom who had to listen to your teachers say how bad your homework was (women spend three times as much time per day...
  • For Columnist, a Change of Tone (Krugman vs. 538/Nate Silver)

    03/26/2014 5:32:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 03/26/2014 6:24 PM | Nate Silver
    A New York Times columnist has expressed substantially more negative sentiments about FiveThirtyEight since it left The New York Times, according to a FiveThirtyEight analysis. The columnist, Paul Krugman, who writes about economics and politics for The Times, has referred to FiveThirtyEight or editor-in-chief Nate Silver 33 times on his blog. FiveThirtyEight classified each reference based on whether it expressed a favorable, unfavorable or neutral sentiment toward FiveThirtyEight. Ö
  • Nate Silver quits New York Times to take up 'dream job' at ESPN

    07/23/2013 8:03:46 AM PDT · by Hieronymus · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 22, 2013 | Tom McCarthy
    The top forecaster in American politics has announced he is leaving the nation's most prestigious newspaper for a new home with the world's premier sportscaster. Nate Silver is joining ESPN from the New York Times after a stunning three-year run in which he coolly nailed the biggest election calls, attracted an enormous readership and silenced pundits whose mouths were previously thought to be un-stanchable. At ESPN, Silver will serve as editor-in-chief of a new site, built by him, to apply statistical analysis to sports and a broad range of other fields. The new site will retain the name FiveThirtyEight, in...
  • Into the Lion's Den - My post on

    03/02/2009 9:43:12 AM PST · by jwb0581 · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Sean, I was in New Orleans a few years ago and passed a small group of demonstrators wielding signs in support of the government housing authority. The message, in effect, was "Housing is a fundamental right and should be free". Basically, "where's my free house?" It occured to me that if everyone did that, nobody would have a house. 100% of American success, the things you and I take for granted such as sitting at our laptops in a climate-controlled setting arguing politics, likely only a few minutes away from stores where you can buy anything and everything, in an...