Compressing Reality A blog on statistics, politics, and economics - by Thomas Redding. Sun, 27 Aug 2017 Pigovian Taxes and Income "Sin" taxes and fines should (ideally) be proportional to individual income. Thu, 23 Aug 2017 Animals Per Calorie A quick reference resource for thinking about vegetarianism and veganism. Thu, 1 Jul 2017 Paying for Roads An analysis of gasoline usage, road congestion, and taxes to internalize them. Thu, 1 Jul 2017 Utility Equals Log Consumption Arguments for assuming that utility is (statistically) proportional to the logarithm of consumption. Thu, 1 Jul 2017 Fixing Copyright An idea for a politically feasible improvement to copyright law. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 Mandelbrot Set Efficiency A more faster (and possibly correct) way to draw the Mandelbrot Set. Thu, 1 May 2017 Internalities An argument that internalities are just as bad as externalities - and that they should be treated similarly in economics and by public policy. Thu, 1 Mar 2017 The Truth is Not Enough Why true statistics aren’t enough: distinguishing the baby from the bath water. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 Bayes’ Theorem: The Root of All Reasoning An arithmetic-only explanation of probabilistic reasoning and its applications to critical thinking. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 Campus Culture: Why Can’t We All Get Along? A reflection of why political correctness, content warnings, and safe spaces remain so controversial. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 Summary of Exercise Research A guide of research on physical activity and how to use it. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 Income has Externalities A brief examination of your income's impact on your neighbors. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 Nudging People Towards Health A look at extending the idea of externalities to partially include impacts on future you. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 Gun Control: An Extensive Analysis An evidence-based analysis of the effect of guns on deaths. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 Demographic Utility Comparison and Suicide An attempt to understand the utility of populations using statistics. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Fiscal Policies on Long-Run GrowthPCA A boring summary of a meta-analysis on how government spending affects long-run economic growth. Thu, 26 May 2016 Political PCA A statistical examination of political classifications. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 Should You Vote? A brief theoretical and empirical analysis of voting. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 Stats and Chess Statistical analysis of the features of thousands of chess games. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 Conservative Moral Extensions An argument for the decoupling of morality from reality. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 Marxism and the Great Divergence Does income derived from the owernship of capital explain growing income inequality? Sat, 19 Dec 2015 Economic Flows Chart A chart of the flows of money in the United States Mon, 14 Dec 2015 Echo Chambers Evidence for and an argument against echo chambers Fri, 11 Dec 2015