Kahneman: “I placed too much faith in underpowered studies”

http://retractionwatch.com/2017/02/20/placed-much-faith-underpowered-studies-nobel-prize-winner-admits-mistakes/ Kahneman responded: The argument is inescapable: Studies that are underpowered for the detection of plausible effects must occasionally return non-significant results even when the research hypothesis is true – the absence of these results is evidence that something is amiss in the published record. Furthermore, the existence of a substantial file-drawer effect undermines the…

Family monitored 24-7 by people and cameras to help kids

https://www.thecut.com/2017/08/cognition-builders-family-intervention-parenting-help-adhd.html At first I thought the article was a joke. I like this kid: The kids had mixed reactions. Shep told his Mom the family architects made him nervous but his 12-year-old brother was probably the least accepting of the project. One afternoon, not long after the family architects arrived, he grabbed a footstool and…

Japan 2017: Furano, Sapporo and Yokohama

Farm Tomita Sapporo   Yet another advancement for the human race: kaiten sushi at the New Chitose airport. Yokohama View of the bay area from our hotel room. As we walked around the red brick warehouse area, we came across a massive J-pop outdoor festival, with performances and autograph signing. We left quickly.  

Are college-educated Americans out of touch?

Nah, no way. The reality is that six in 10 Americans do not have a college degree, and they elected Donald Trump. College-educated people didn’t just fail to see this coming — they have struggled to display even a rudimentary understanding of the worldviews of those who voted for Trump. This is an indictment of the monolithic, insulated political culture…

Nassim Taleb on economists

Let us remember that economists are evaluated on how intelligent they sound, not on a scientific measure of their knowledge of reality. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Kindle Locations 1684-1685).