Epsilon Theory’s Latest: ‘Clever Hans’

“It’s clearly the playbook for our modern markets, where we are trained by the Nudging Fed and the Nudging Street. We are Clever Hans, dutifully hanging on every word and signal from Janet or Mario or Goldman or Merrill as we stomp out our investment behavior.”


Probably Not Best To Cancel Humanities Lectures Just Because Plato Was White, Professor Reckons

“Realizing and accepting this has made me — an eminently replaceable, untenured, gay, mixed-race woman with PTSD — realize that no matter the precariousness of my situation, I have a responsibility to model the appreciation of difference and care of thought I try to foster in my students.”

One Statistician Thought Gun Control Was The Answer – Then She Looked At The Data

“Then, my colleagues and I spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. “

Repeal The Second Amendment.

“I wonder what Madison would have to say about that today.”

‘White, Still’: The Myth Of The White Eclipse

“Many of the unfair ‘opportunity hoarding’ mechanisms used by the upper middle class have racist origins – exclusionary zoning, legacy preferences, for instance – and now serve to entrench class positions, as well as racial gaps.”

If Only Stephen Paddock Had Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar!’

“No, no, no. Then we know what we’d be doing. We’d be scheduling immediate hearings in Congress about the worst domestic terrorism event since 9/11. Then Donald Trump would be tweeting every hour “I told you so,” as he does minutes after every terror attack in Europe, precisely to immediately politicize them.”

The Number Of Mass Killings Has Exceeded The Number Of Calendar Days

“Since WWII, the number of mass killings (defined as an idiosyncratic, not state-sanctioned, killing spree with multiple victims) has been growing exponentially at a rate of 5% every year. This means that every 20 years or so, the number of mass killings triples (1.0520 = 3).”

‘One Problem Is You, Dear Reader’: 3 Reasons Why Nothing Will Change After Las Vegas

“Why? Three reasons.”