« Enigma of the big-buck pitcher | Main | Illusion or junk? »

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341e992c53ef00d834a45db953ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Statistical literacy:

Comments

Mike Anderson

I have to echo Michael Crichton on this: if Lowenstein isn't credible when he talks about statistics, how can we believe what he says about anything else?

Marc Shivers

Lowenstein's book struck me as a fictionalized version of events: more of a good story than an acurate history.

By far the best account of events I've read is Nicholas Dunbar's Inventing Money. He clearly understands both the math and the finance involved.

wcw

Eww, Crichton. If he isn't credible while convincing the US president that global warming doesn't exist, how can we believe what he says about anything else?

In re LTCM, I missed the books, but I know the story. Sobering, 'tis true, but a good lesson always to recall your assumptions, and to remember that leverage really does work wonders.

Grammarian Librarian

I think you meant to write "in the same breath", not "breadth".

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Marketing analytics and data visualization expert. Author and Speaker. Currently at Vimeo and NYU. See my full bio.

Book Blog



Link to junkcharts

Graphics design by Amanda Lee

The Read



Good Books

Keep in Touch

follow me on Twitter

Residues