Daily Archives: June 26, 2014

A Deadly Weakness

Today I started reading a lengthy (and somewhat gloomy) book about the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and its consequences in the horrors of World War I. Intriguingly, the book covers areas of political history that I had been unaware … Continue reading

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Numbers

A few years ago, the Oakland A’s became famous for practicing a type of statistical analysis that sought to get a lot of wins without spending a lot of money by seeking pretty good players that were well-balanced in neglected … Continue reading

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