Here’s How Nate Silver Determines Obama’s Chances of Winning
October 29, 2012
Nate Silver publishes a daily number that represents Barack Obama’s chances of being re-elected. As I write this on October 27, Silver’s magic number is 74%. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKTUiwhac8Q&w=351&h=216&hd=1] Nate Silver explains his scientific approach to picking winners in elections.
Henry Blodget Freaks Out Completely Over JP Morgan’s $2 Billion Loss
May 12, 2012
Looks like about $1.2 billion of JP Morgan’s $2 billion loss involved Henry Blodget’s 401k. How else to explain his emotional outburst on Business Insider? Why else would he jump to the conclusion that our bankrupt federal government understands finances better than billionaires? Here’s Blodget: Wall Street can’t be trusted to manage—or even correctly assess—its own risks. This is in part because, time and again, Wall Street has demonstrated that it doesn’t even KNOW what risks it is taking.