Tagged: New York Times

A drug-resistant fungus shows the importance of the media - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Apr 10, 2019

Last weekend a number of alarming headlines from the USA showed up in my social media feeds. They’ve continued over the past few days, from Forbes: To People.com: And ever the restraint from Jezebel: The stories stemmed from a New York Times investigation, by Matt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs, detailing … Read More

The 10-Year baby window that is the key to the women’s pay gap - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Apr 11, 2018

An interesting new twist on the effects of children on the pay gap between men and women. It has long been argued that having kids is one reason for the gap in pay between men and women but now a new study suggests that women who have their first child before 25 or after 35 eventually close the salary divide … Read More

Obama 91% Romney 9% - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Nov 07, 2012

I published yesterday about my modeling showing Ricky Ponting’s last innings helps predicts the chance of Australia winning.  Today I came across the New York Times “538″ blog which uses a prediction model to predict Obama currently has a 91% chance of winning the Presidential Elections.  The reason it is so different from the polls … Continue reading » … Read More

Quantum politics - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 02, 2012

There’s a delightful article in Saturday’s New York Times – A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney. OK – it’s about the US Presidential election but I am sure we could find local politicians whose behaviour could be more in line … Continue reading → … Read More

What’s that about global cooling? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 19, 2010

After all the talk about global cooling, or lack of global warming, here’s a nice little graph to illustrate the misuse of statistics. It also illustrates why climate change contrarians and deniers love to start their measurements from 1998. Its from Paul Krugman’s Blog at the New York Times (see How Will They Spin This?). [...] … Read More

Krugman on climate economics: uncertainty makes the case for action stronger - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 10, 2010

Lucidity in an economist is to be prized, and Nobel winner Paul Krugman writes with great clarity in a lengthy article this weekend in the New York Times Magazine headed Building a Green Economy. Is it possible, he asks, to make drastic cuts in greenhouse gases without destroying our economy? I’ll offer a summary of [...] … Read More

Swiftboating science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 15, 2010

“Swiftboating” is a new term for me – and for science, I guess. But it is part of US political jargon. To quote Wikipedia: “Swiftboating . .  is used as a strong pejorative description of some kind of attack that the speaker considers unfair or untrue—for example, an ad hominem attack or a smear campaign. The term comes [...] … Read More