Education

The Wall Street Journal – November 7, 2017

After  55 years, 60,000 words and at least $25 million in research grants, the Dictionary of American Regional English has rung the knell, sugared off, finished out the row. (Grants and gifts have dried up)

Linguistically: a smash.

Financially: a crash.

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Market Dash  – September 9, 2017

Investors who think they can be successful stock pickers are about to get some sobering news from new academic research. The good news: Yes, buying one stock gives you better odds than buying a lottery ticket. The bad news: Those “better” odds are still much too awful to stake your future on.

Charts and theories provide advice.

What counts? The roll of the dice.

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The Wall Street journal – July 10, 2017

Campers come for a week inside classrooms, spending seven hours a day studying things like the US current account deficit and supply and demand dynamics.

Scratch arts and crafts, ditch those canoes,
Who’s up for portfolio reviews?‬

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The island Packet – July 9, 2017

The trial will follow them for six years to see which group – the moderate drinkers or the abstainers – has more heart attacks, strokes and deaths.

While they pour over data to get at the facts,
I’ll pour a martini and try to relax.

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The Economist – February 4–10 2017

In “A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics” Daniel Leviton, and American Neuro-scientist, shows the reader how to find a way through all this numerical confusion.

Facts and bits may be expanding,
But, has that increased UNDERSTANDING?

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