Economics student with an interest in philosophy, history, finance and a bunch of other immensely tedious topics
Lessons on Electoral Fraud from Benford and Brandolini
The election is over, and it’s not clear which group came out of this looking worse — professional pollsters, who overlooked a host of sampling biases, or conservative commentators, many of whom fell for one convoluted fraud-theory after another.
The Curse of Coins
It’s easy to chuckle at Bitcoin HODLers, but they’re right on one point—namely, that a blockchain-based medium of exchange could fully undermine a national currency, and sometime soon.