Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Some wisdom from Stata

On the sheet "Announcing STATA release 15" that lists its many wonders, it says:
Nonparametric regression
When you know something matters.
But you have no idea how.
To which I say: indeed, but when is that not the case?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Assorted links

1,. A most excellent New Yorker cartoon about conferences.

2. Lord of the Flies: philosophy edition

3. "Iron Maidens" is a clever pun.

4. P.J. O'Rourke on Gaudi

Hat tip on #1 to David Evans, on #2 to Scott Wood and on #3 to some French guy in Oz.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Active labor market program humor

The symbol in the back is the symbol of the agency that provides active labor market programs to the unemployed in Germany. The text translates roughly to "It is no longer enough just to lay eggs."

Hat tip: Bernd Fitzenberger

Saturday, September 9, 2017

John DiNardo, R.I.P.

John is someone I respected both intellectually and personally. He will be sorely missed.