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"In God We Trust; All Other, Bring Data!"

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

When crucial information is misleading or absent, what is the meaning of democracy? Key indicators are now being hidden or massaged, for example, in t...

Where Elites Fail

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.20.2011 | College
Craig K. Comstock

Elites in both corporations and government are often quite good at running systems they create, and bad at looking beyond these systems at larger social effects. This doubleness was on display at the Worcester Polytechnic commencement.

Financial Apocalyspe For One Nation

Slate Magazine | Charles Munger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From Munger's parable of "Basicland," an imaginary -- though extremely recognizable -- economy: "Basicland's investment and commercial bankers were ...

Have Oil Prices Peaked? Traders Seem To Say Yes

Financial Times | Javier Bias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investors are shifting their bets towards oil prices weakening in the near future as the slowdown in US economic activity damps energy demand growth, ...