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Overcharting: airfare edition

November 28, 2009

Nate Silver writes about the dropping cost of air fares - yes, you read that correctly - over at Five Thirty Eight. His writing, as always, is excellent - I only want to point out a chart he uses and how it can be dangerous to draw conclusions at a glance (or, if you prefer, […]

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Solve a mystery or rewrite history

April 21, 2009

Uh-oh, the naive journalist has even more naive readers: In response to my article on the financial mess, Goldblog reader Dan Simon writes in to explain the market's recent follies. I am not going to print the explanation here lest someone read it, but basically it claims that the pre-1980 stock market was a beacon of efficiency […]

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