Two reviews of Nate Silver’s new book, from Kaiser Fung and Cathy O’Neil

From Gelman’s Blog, “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.

Cheers.

 

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Posted on December 28, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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