When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Nate Silver on Sports, Politics, and FiveThirtyEight.com (podcast)

Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com, interviewed by Barry Ritholtz for Masters in Business on Bloomberg View. Nate Silver received his Bachelors in Economics in 2000 from University of Chicago. He is the author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t.

Silver came to the public attention’s with his accurate forecasts of political elections, from Senate to the President, in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Silver used the statistical methodology of baseball, rather than the anecdote driven approach the mainstream media had embraced.

He published under a pen name at Daily Kos, before the New York Times made his blog fivethirtyeight.com part of the  New York Times site. Covered in the podcast are subjects from sports to politics including where we are in the electoral process and what it means for the general election, including Donald Trump's surge."

source: Bloomberg View and The Big Picture

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