The biggest, baddest black markets in the US

Apr 24, 2015
A snapshot of what the black market says about us.
Posted In: black market, Taxes, statistics, drugs

Gini: the measure of inequality

Jul 10, 2014
The Gini Index is the most common measure of wealth distribution within nations
Posted In: income inequality, statistics

How putting a price on something can change everything

Jun 14, 2013
Why do Major League Baseball games take so long to play these days? Because the Oakland A's found that the best way to produce runs is to draw a lot of walks. So baseball became a game of hitters waiting out pitchers.
Posted In: baseball, statistics, Sports

Statistics may sound boring, but they're everywhere

Feb 11, 2013
Charles Wheelan's new book "Naked Statistics" has fun with the serious subject of stats.
Posted In: statistics

The problem with statistical models and forecasting

Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.
Posted In: statistics, forecasting, numbers