What George Carlin Has Wrong On The American Dream

George Carlin was a left-leaning comedian with a knack for seeing the bad in everything, including politics. This article addresses a particular well known segment of his where he talks about “the big wealthy business interests” running the country: First let me say: In some sense Carlin is right! That’s why the post is even … Read more What George Carlin Has Wrong On The American Dream

God’s Not Dead 2: A Case Study in Expert Bias and Signal Failure

God’s Not Dead 2 is a Christian-themed movie that follows a court case where a teacher is accused of violating the rights of students by discussing Jesus in a classroom. This article uses the movie as a case study in expert bias and signal failure. Signal failure is an emergent Coasian problem which presents when … Read more God’s Not Dead 2: A Case Study in Expert Bias and Signal Failure

The 15 Most Important Degrees for Entrepeneurship

While conducting an EDA of the ACS PUMS data set, one interesting thing I encountered was the relationship between the undergraduate degree a person received and their rate of self-employment. This article discusses that finding. Two variables regressed include FOD1P and FOD2P which are variables for the “Field of Degree.” I believe the degree referred … Read more The 15 Most Important Degrees for Entrepeneurship

The 9 Most Important States for Entrepreneurship

This article describes some preliminary results from an ongoing EDA. Specifically, we look at the 10 states which are significantly associated with the rate of self-employment. Intro I’ve been conducting an EDA as part of an econometrics class in my Ph.D. program and I thought I would blog it. Readers will learn specific techniques in … Read more The 9 Most Important States for Entrepreneurship