Kimmel: A Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Jimmy feels that all of this anti-vaccination silliness is starting to snowball, so he invited some real doctors to address it. These are actual medical professionals so hear them out and then decide for yourself.



Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, UnScience

Lefsetz on Bill O’Reilly

Karma’s a bitch. They’re out to get him, but it’s Bill’s response that has me flummoxed. Why does everybody in power double-down, why do they try and blow their attacker’s house down? It makes men look foolish, that they can’t admit that they are wrong, believing he with the biggest megaphone wins when it really…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Television, Think Tank

Thanks for everything . . .

The Maximus post led to a lovely outpouring of comments and emails, for which I am tremendously grateful. One tweet pointed to this very lovely but heartbreaking cartoon. Its comforting and true — and still makes me cry every time I see it. * Sigh * As soon as I can read this without welling up, I…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Weekend

10 Sunday Reads

Pour some coffee, and settle in for our hand-curated Sunday morning reads: • Corporate Borrowing Now Flows To Shareholders, Not Productive Investment (IB Times) • Texas shale boom town ‘hurting bad’ in oil slump (FT) see also Investors ask oil companies to disclose refineries’ risks from climate change (The Guardian) • Negative interest rates are here to stay — so get…Read More

Category: Financial Press

The Fight To Save The Mighty Honeybee

Source: ESPN h/t FiveThirtyEightScience

Category: Film, Science, Video

MiB: Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading

This week, the “Masters in Business” radio podcast features Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading. He and his partner Sal Arnuk are co-authors of the book Broken Markets: How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street Are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your Portfolio. In our podcast, Joe discusses how regulatory changes and a shift in ownership from…Read More

Category: Podcast

Momentum vs. Mean Reversion

Salil Mehta is a statistician and risk strategist. He served for two years as Director of Analytics in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Administration’s $700 billion TARP program. He is the former Director of the Policy, Research, and Analysis Department in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Salil is on the Editorial Board for the…Read More

Category: Investing, Mathematics, Research

10 Weekend Reads

Quite a week this was. Settle into to your favorite easy chair, pour yourself some fresh brewed Sumatra, and enjoy these longer form weekend reads: • In Greenbacks We Trust (NYT Magazine) • False Hope: Most trading strategies are not tested rigorously enough (The Economist) • Dark Leviathan: The reluctant king of the hidden internet (Aeon) • The Great…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Where Are The Construction Workers?

Where Are The Construction Workers? Andrew Paciorek February 26, 2015         The labor market for construction workers suffered a massive shock in the wake of the housing bust, as demand for new homes dried up and firms rapidly shed workers. Employment in the construction sector fell nearly 25 percent from more than…Read More

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Source: NYT

Category: Television, Video