Occupy Wall Street - Boston

This Is What Democracy Looks Like.

Yesterday, I headed over to Dewey Square for my first visit to a local outpost of Occupy Wall Street. They call themselves Occupy Boston. I […]

Test Your Risk Intuition

I am dusting off a classic test for risk intuition. If you remember the test from years past, it will be nice to reminisce. If […]

The fire's aftermath: destruction on the ninth floor.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25, 2011 marks the hundred year anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. One hundred forty-six workers perished in a blaze that engulfed the ten […]

Infinitesimal

What Exactly is an Infinitesimal?

During the 1800s, mathematicians, and especially Cauchy, finally got around to rigorizing calculus. They got rid of the “infinitesimal” business once and for all, replacing […]

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