Jul 31, 2020
Big Data Has Yet to Hit the Ball Out of the Park
I think for most people, the term “big data” has little specific meaning, it’s just one of those things like “machine learning” and “data...
Jul 25, 2020
Popular News Coverage Needlessly Makes Simple Issues Complex
Popular news media are often accused of simplifying complex issues, and no doubt this is often true. But equally often, popular news coverage makes simple issues complex. A recent...
Jul 2, 2020
Stocks Are the Default Choice In a World of Bad Options
Stocks aren't very attractive but they are better than the alternatives.
Apr 13, 2020
Covid-19 Has Been Harmful. Let's Not Compound the Harm to Ourselves
In the movie No Country for Old Men, Carson Wells (played by Woody Harrelson) is asked how dangerous Anton Chigurh (played by Javier Bardem) is. Wells replies, “Compared...
Apr 7, 2020
'Celebrity' Coronavirus Deaths Call Into Question the Rates Of
A friend commented he personally knew three people who died of coronavirus, none of whom knew or associated with each other, and none of whom had been in places with high rates of...
Apr 2, 2020
What Do the Infectious Experts Know, When Did They Know It?
One of the challenging things about understanding the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is the variety of seemingly conflicting projections from infectious disease experts, and the even greater...
Mar 19, 2020
Beware the Fed Overpaying, & Subsidizing Bad Bets
With all the dramatic public health and financial news of the last couple of weeks, thinking about ETF discounts may feel like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. But these...
Mar 16, 2020
Addressing the Coronavirus Threat From a Risk Manager's Perspective
One political leader in the world has delivered an honest speech about a rational policy to respond to the novel coronavirus. Boris Johnson’s approach may prove to be wrong,...
Feb 29, 2020
Bernie Sanders Is a Longshot, and Most Likely to Lose In Landslide Fashion
Can Bernie Sanders win the general election for President if he is nominated by the Democratic party? I don’t know the answer, but I do know that the many opinion pieces...
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