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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them.With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Game of Thrones

The secret influence prices have on your shopping

The “decoy effect” is a longstanding marketing principle that was first demonstrated in 1982 by Joel Huber and others at Duke University and then expanded upon by Stanford GSB Professor Itamar Simonson. The premise is that a product is perceived as more valuable to a buyer if he or she can compare …

Psychology

Long Form

<b>The Second Great Depression: Why the Economic Crisis Is Worse Than You Think</b><p>ISBN 1594205302: <i>After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the</i> …

How the Case for Austerity Has Crumbled

The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire<p>by Neil Irwin<p>Penguin, 430 pp., $29.95<p>Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea<p>by Mark …