Quickies: Books no woman should read, the y-axis, and another pharma price hike



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  1. November 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm —


    VOX has made some great videos, and that one on the Y Axis is another one. I can’t believe that some people are so fussy about a chart not having zero on its Y Axis.

    • November 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm —

      No logarithmic chart has a zero on the Y axis (for all values of zero not equal to one.)

  2. November 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm —

    Superstitions can be rational if 1) harmless, 2) lower your anxiety, 3) prevent you from listening to forecasts by economists & BS “experts”

    Rich irony coming from a know-nothing BS “expert”.

    Rich indeed.

    • November 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm —


      I know, and its doubtful that Nassim N. Taleb has any idea just how ironic it is that he would say something like that.

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