Meaningless Numbers

It has been a while since I wrote for my Statistics series. This article should, hopefully, be a simpler topic than the last two. Those last two covered Measures of Central Tendency such as averages, medians, and mode, as well as Correlation versus Causation. What I intend to cover here is context. If you've read my other posts… Continue reading Meaningless Numbers


Book Recommendation: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

I recently finished Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. He discusses how technology has affected relationships from friendships to marriage. He covers topics such as dating apps, snooping through phones of your partner, infidelity, and food. Personally, what I found most interesting was how he connects the past and the present. He talks about the trends… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Measures of Central Tendency (Or Why You Shouldn’t Trust Averages)

Today I want to cover what are called measures of central tendency. The measure used most often is average. In my hobbyist opinion, average is abused and misused too often, leading to a misunderstanding of what it really means. Averages Average is one of the worst facts you can offer to somebody. The feeling I… Continue reading Measures of Central Tendency (Or Why You Shouldn’t Trust Averages)

The Nash Watch and an Introduction to Game Theory

For those of you who don't know, I've been watching HBO's Game of Thrones lately. I watched up to Season 4 Episode 2 when it released and have now re-watched (as of writing) into season 5. Personally, I don't mind spoilers. But I know many of you do. So I will let you know which links have… Continue reading The Nash Watch and an Introduction to Game Theory

Beginner’s Economics of Immigration

Introduction First off, one of the latest news story was centering around Donald Trump's executive order to bar citizens of certain Muslim countries from legally entering the country, even if they have already been given approval. Let me be clear: this is not a "strong border" issue. This is not a safety thing. Thanks in no… Continue reading Beginner’s Economics of Immigration