Caribbean Islands and Data

This article is initially available on our podcast. Click here to listen. I think we’ve become very used to having access to data in the United States in many different parts of our lives. I’m currently in Honduras, in the Bay Islands off the coast of...

Lies, Damn Lies, and… “Idiocracy”?

This article is initially available on our podcast. Click here to listen. A friend recently suggested that I watch a film called Idiocracy. It’s a political satire about a dystopian future where everybody is foolish. The film’s basic premise is that our...

Baseball, Game Theory, And Surprise Billing

This article is initially available on our podcast. Click here to listen. This is a follow-up to some discussion about surprise billing and the new federal law that’s going into effect in months. There have been many state laws that have been in development over...

Coin Flips, Gambling, and Healthcare

This article is initially available on our podcast. Click here to listen. After I finished the last podcast, it occurred to me that I should probably explain some things a little bit better. The concept of expected value is something we touched on in the last podcast....

OK, So I’m Not Normal

This article is initially available on our podcast. Click here to listen. I’m in Honduras on vacation. This has some relevance, but what I do on vacation is probably odd relative to most people. I was watching a YouTube video about statistics, precisely the...