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  • roots of the US government shutdown

    posted to Thought du Jour on Tue 8th Oct 13

    What are the causes of the shutdown of government in the United States? American political scientist George Friedman provides a compelling explanation, and argues that politics in the US have become so ideological that its government might be fatally dysfunctional.

  • Beckerman on Bayesian probability

    posted to Thought du Jour on Tue 8th Oct 13

    A mechanistic approach to Bayesian probability could be seriously misleading. For example, every year on May 19 I have a birthday. This has been happening now, year after year, for 88 years. I do not interpret this as raising the probability of my continuing

  • private vs government schools in India

    posted to Thought du Jour on Mon 7th Oct 13

    Researchers find further evidence that private schools in India produce equal or better results at vastly lower costs compared to government schools. We present experimental evidence on the impact of a school choice program in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

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  • roots of the US government shutdown

    posted to Thought du Jour on Tue 8th Oct 13

    What are the causes of the shutdown of government in the United States? American political scientist George Friedman provides a compelling explanation, and argues that politics in the US have become so ideological that its government might be fatally dysfunctional.

  • Beckerman on Bayesian probability

    posted to Thought du Jour on Tue 8th Oct 13

    A mechanistic approach to Bayesian probability could be seriously misleading. For example, every year on May 19 I have a birthday. This has been happening now, year after year, for 88 years. I do not interpret this as raising the probability of my continuing

  • private vs government schools in India

    posted to Thought du Jour on Mon 7th Oct 13

    Researchers find further evidence that private schools in India produce equal or better results at vastly lower costs compared to government schools. We present experimental evidence on the impact of a school choice program in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh