I believe I’ve linked to this article on Slate before, but even so, it’s more than worth reading. With everything going on around us, there is this tendency to think we are all the victims of circumstance and that the world is become a worse place. It isn’t. The only sound way to appraise the … Continue reading Why the world is not falling apart
Exploring the Black Box has been dormant for quite a while, with the exception of some articles on the work of Kourosh Dini. There are a number of simple reasons that led to that sorry state and will lead to this blog changing somewhat in terms of content in the near future. The first reason … Continue reading Redirecting the blog
Just read an interesting commentary on the US elections at Project Syndicate by Robert Skidelsky. Thanks to the ever vigilant Duncan Green (@fp2p on Twitter) for spotting it. Titled "Slouching towards Trump", it assesses whether Trump heralds a return to the situation of 1914. It does not according to the author, but it offers interesting … Continue reading Why this is not 1914 … or is it?
The e-particle analysis is pertinent for Europe I have been trying to develop a deeper understanding of the US electorate as its current behavior has resulteert in tuning US politics upside down. The question I have is this: was this the intention, or is Trump's election a side effect of another issue. I find it … Continue reading Experimenting with the e-(for electorate) particle
Quite interesting to see the very different reactions I received on the short article I wrote yesterday, analysing the exit polls data of the past US election. It’s clear that an as objective as possible analysis of facts and figures is not always appreciated. You get put in one camp or another. Funny. To clarify, … Continue reading Elections and what happens after
UPDATE November 15th: I updated each of the paragraphs to reflect my conclusion on each of the statements. The Economist published the following interesting analysis of voting patterns during this and the prior US presidential election. A word of thanks to my colleague Denis for pointing this analysis out to me. The analysis, which provides … Continue reading Did Clinton’s ground game actually benefit Trump?
Today, on this day after the day of days, I have a short story for you. It's just a short story, nothing more. You can do with it what you want, but I just want to get it out there. It's my stream of consciousness getting the better of me. Most, if not all animals come … Continue reading Just a short story