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The [academic] job market is brutal, we all know that. Grad school is a gamble, and most people shouldn’t take it — a good thing to point out. But this business of “The Big Lie” … deliberately brainwashing students about … Continue reading

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[I]n the late 1920’s and early 1930’s…. There were lots of deep thoughts [in economics], but a lack of quantitative results. … It is usually not of very great practical or even scientific interest to know whether the [causal] influence … Continue reading

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The place where [Satan] was, in my mind, the most successful and first — first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest. They were in fact smarter than everybody else and … Continue reading

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Upon my return [to academia, after years of private statistical consulting], I started reading the Annals of Statistics … and was bemused. Every article started with: Assume that the data are generated by the following model… followed by mathematics exploring … Continue reading

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