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 […]


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 […]

Exhibit 1: Histogram of reported monthly hedge fund returns that happen to fall close to zero. Each bucket spans 19 basis points. Source: Detail from an exhibit in the Bollen and Pool working paper.

Benford’s Law

Benford’s Law is a fascinating theorem from statistics that states, for most forms of data, the leading digits of numbers are not uniformly distributed among […]

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