- MIT students are having a Pi Day recitation and celebration today (since today is 3.14, of course).
- The Financial Times discusses Goldman Sachs' corporate culture without, unfortunately, describing what is meant by the phrase; however, I'm glad to see that cultural factors are mentioned, since clearly faulty beliefs, norms, and values contributed to financial crisis.
- The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a report describing the inequality levels (expressed as Gini coefficients) of all counties in the United States from 2006 to 2010; the findings show, as one would expect, that more populous counties are more unequal.
- Finally, a new study suggests that first-generation immigrants face a disadvantage in attending college due a "cultural mismatch" in values and norms from between working-class youth and those from middle- and upper-class backgrounds.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
- Physics Envy
- Irving Louis Horowitz
- Why are Economists so (Consistently) Led Astray Ab...
- Popularity of Programming Languages
- Big Science and Sociology
- Statistical Lexicon
- McKinsey on Big Data
- Inequality: Everyone's Thinking About It
- Universal Limits in High-Dimensional Statistics
- Rethinking Tragedy and Success
- Why Inequality Matters
- Inequality "Crisis" of Marriage
- Corporate Culture Revisited
- Misc. Links
- MIT Inequality Talk
- Scatter Plot Matrix in R
- Taxes and Inequality
- 3-D Scatter Plots Redux
- Checking Weather in Stata
- Is Everything Culture?
- Ternary (or Triaxial) Plots
- Causality and Ethnography
- The Mystery of Power-Law Distributions
- Visualizing a Correlation Table
- Why Models are Not Data
- R versus Stata Redux
- Culture and Poverty
- Values and Politics
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