Two reviews of Nate Silver’s new book, from Kaiser Fung and Cathy O’Neil
My [O’Neil’s] complaint about Silver is naivete, and to a lesser extent, authority-worship. I’m not criticizing Silver for not understanding the financial system. . . . But at the very least he should know that he is not an authority and should not act like one. . . . Silver is selling a story we all want to hear, and a story we all want to be true. Unfortunately for us and for the world, it’s not.