 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 firstgeneration immigrants face a disadvantage in attending college due a "cultural mismatch" in values and norms from between workingclass youth and those from middle and upperclass backgrounds.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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 Physics Envy
 Irving Louis Horowitz
 MyPersonality
 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 HighDimensional Statistics
 Rethinking Tragedy and Success
 Why Inequality Matters
 Inequality "Crisis" of Marriage
 Corporate Culture Revisited
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 MIT Inequality Talk
 Scatter Plot Matrix in R
 Taxes and Inequality
 3D Scatter Plots Redux
 Checking Weather in Stata
 Is Everything Culture?
 Ternary (or Triaxial) Plots
 Causality and Ethnography
 The Mystery of PowerLaw Distributions
 Visualizing a Correlation Table
 Why Models are Not Data
 R versus Stata Redux
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