Nate Silver’s “The Signal and the Noise: Why Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t”

The Signal and the Noise book cover

Nate Silver has achieved near rock star status in the world of polling analysts and among the broader public, in no small part due to his popular “Five Thirty Eight” blog (now at ESPN). It has been pointed out how he picked up many followers during the tumultuous 2012 election campaign by his reassurance that […]

Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion

The Righteous Mind book cover

Jonathan Haidt’s TED Talks web page describes his work as the study of “… how and why we evolved to be moral. By understanding more about our moral roots, his hope is that we can learn to be civil and open-minded.” The broad recognition given Haidt’s work on moral psychology, as systematized in The Righteous […]