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Readers, I’m so happy to announce upcoming public events for my book tour, which starts in 2 weeks! Holy crap! The details aren’t all entirely final, and there may be more events added …
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Last week on Slate Money I had a disagreement, or at least a lively discussion, with Felix Salmon and Josh Barro on the definition of alpha. They said it was anything that a portfolio returned abov…
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Bear with me while I explain. A quick observation: Donald Trump is not like normal people. In particular, he doesn’t have any principles to speak of, that might guide him. No moral compass. T…
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This is a guest post by Matilde Marcolli, a mathematician and theoretical physicist, who also works on information theory and computational linguistics. She studied theoretical physics in Italy and…
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People, can we face some hard truths about how Americans save for retirement? It Isn’t Happening Here’s a fact: most people aren’t seriously saving for retirement. Ever since we c…
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I find it interesting that retirement-saving is divorced from employment, but healthcare is still tied so tightly to it; pooling seems the superior strategy for both
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The Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act is badly in need of reform. It currently criminalizes violations of terms of services for websites, even when those terms of service are written in a narrow way and…
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A few months ago I publicly pined for a more scientific audit of the Chicago Police Department’s “Heat List” system. The excerpt from that blogpost: …the Chicago Police Depa…
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There’s been a lot of complaints about the Olympic pools turning green and dirty in Rio. People seem worried that the swimmers’ health may be at risk and so on. Well, here’s what …
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Yo, everyone! The final version of my book now exists, and I have exactly one copy! Here’s my editor, Amanda Cook, holding it yesterday when we met for beers: Here’s my son holding it: …
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Did you get permission from +danah boyd for her name to appear on the back of the book in capital letters? :-)
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Yesterday one of my long-standing fears was confirmed: futurists are considered moral authorities. The Intercept published an article entitled Microsoft Pitches Technology That Can Read Facial Expr…
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Stuff’s going on, peoples, and some of it’s actually really great. I am so happy to tell you about it now that I’m back from vacation. The Tampon Tax is gone from New York State. …
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Nice set of news :)
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When it comes to alternative credit scoring systems, look for the phrase “we give consumers more access to credit!” That’s code for a longer phrase: “we’re doing anyth…
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