politics

How to Make Money by Going Against The Herd: An Underdog Story

(image credit: Rawbot) Over at my buddy, Jon Bales’ site, a compelling read: “…identify situations where others are overconfident and fragile and put yourself in a position to be the beneficiary if things don’t go their way. That was my approach here, as it is in DFS, but it’s very applicable to many facets of …

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Lessons From Election 2016

My article on the 2016 election generated some reaction, some of which I’ll address in this post. But before I get to that, some notes (and jokes) on Donald Trump’s shocking victory:

Election 2016: Clinton, Trump, and 3 Keys For Wading Through The Battle Royal

(Update: Click here to read the follow-up to this article.) Clinton’s digital Houdini act and Trump’s creative interpretation of body language; big talking points in the lead-up to the election. The debates are theater, entertainment in the political arena. Great for stirring up controversy and Nielsen ratings, but not so good for evaluating the nominees. If …

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Election Day 2012: Politics, Comedy, and Why We Have Twelve-Person Juries

Election Day is tomorrow. Don’t forget to vote. People who whine about policy but can’t be bothered to cast a ballot have no grounds to complain. In the spirit of Election Day, here are five of my favorite politcally-themed clips of all-time. In no particular order…

Teachers: Overpaid or Underpaid?

Preface:The following post pertains more to public schools than private education. Many of the ideas presented are relevant for both. “Teachers are underpaid.” A common refrain, but is it true?

How Do Primaries and Caucuses Work?

I had a general idea how the non-incumbent party elects its representative to run against the sitting president, but I was still hazy on the nuances of the process. This video laid all the details bare in an easy-to-understand, entertaining fashion: http://thereformedmind.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/how-does-the-presidential-primary-system-work/