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Spring break blogging hiatus

Originally posted on prior probability:
We will be blogging somewhat sporadically, if at all, this week and next as we will be spending our spring break visiting family and friends in wintry New York City and then in sunny Jamaica.…

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When does cheating pay?

Answer: When the probability of getting caught, let alone punished, is small. Consider violent crime, by way of example. Our friend and colleague Alex Tabarrok does the probabilistic math here: “In 2017 … victims reported 2,000,990 serious violent crimes [e.g. rape, robbery, … Continue reading

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Sentence diagrams of the opening lines of three famous novels

Check out the sentence diagrams of many more famous novels’ opening lines here, via Popular Science.

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Spring Break Reading

There is only one item on our spring break reading list: David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest. We picked up a paperback copy of this massive tome for $1 two Fridays ago at our university bookstore and finally cracked open DFW’s … Continue reading

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Noche en Nueva York

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Spring break blogging hiatus

We will be blogging somewhat sporadically, if at all, this week and next as we will be spending our spring break visiting family and friends in wintry New York City and then in sunny Jamaica. Hasta pronto …

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The old man as book sculpture

The last entry in this visual survey of “The Old Man and the Sea” is not a cartoon or a painting; it is a small metal three-dimensional book sculpture manufactured by Fascinations, Inc., a toy company located in Seattle, Washington. … Continue reading

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