Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gambling Statistics "Fun" Problems

Secondary Environmental Impact of "Cash For Clunkers"

The main, primary effect of C4C is positive, but since the traded-in cars are scrapped, not sold in developing countries (for even higher-emission vehicles) is the environment help trumped (somewhat) by restricting trade in the used car market (by requiring the vehicles to be scrapped?

Bigshots on Financial Innovation

Sampling and Newsertainment Polls Dymystified

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For those who are interested, here's a link to the equally-funny "moment of zen..."

Best "Moment of Zen" Ever

This is from a ways back, but when it came up as a suggestion after watching clips from last night, I was reminded of its comedic beauty.

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Moment of Zen - Coulter Sells More Books
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Question about the housing bubble/financial crisis.

If the housing bubble and financial crisis can be attributed to a small incentive to give a small percentage of home loans to poor borrowers in the US, why did UK and Germany have bubbles and crashes, too, and why did UBS and RBS have their own subprime crises? I mean it seems like an obvious way to debunk the "deregulation and 'innovation' were great it was the liberals' fault for trying to help poor people."