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This is In Real Terms, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments. “Venezuela,” New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey wrote this week, “is convulsing from...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Casselman | Friday, June 24, 2016
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“There is no case law around an issue like this.” A little more than a year ago, Quartz’s David Yanofsky did what many data reporters do every day: He submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for a set of statistics from a government agency....
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Jody Avirgan | Friday, June 24, 2016
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One more piece of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2012 NBA Finals run was cast to the wind during Thursday night’s draft. The Thunder dealt Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the rights to No. 11 overall pick Domantas...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Friday, June 24, 2016
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One of the biggest consequences of the British vote to leave Europe is that other countries will consider doing the same. Populism and nationalism are on the rise all over the globe. Now that U.K. voters have been given a chance to express their preferences,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Anil Kashyap | Friday, June 24, 2016
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OK, so now what? Britons shocked the world on Thursday by voting narrowly but decisively to leave the European Union. The news roiled global financial markets and sent the value of the British pound tumbling to a 30-year low. Prime Minister David Cameron...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Casselman | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Kitchen Table Politics is a five-part podcast series, each episode tied to a different stage in life, from birth through retirement. (The series, hosted by yours truly, lives within the FiveThirtyEight elections podcast feed. If you already subscribe,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Farai Chideya | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up a problem related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. These problems, puzzles and riddles come from lots of top-notch puzzle folks around the world — including you! You’ll...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Edited by Oliver Roeder | Friday, June 24, 2016
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Britain has voted to exit the European Union, a news event so transformational that it’s taking over Significant Digits. Your regularly-scheduled, topically-omnivorous...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram are excellent prospects. So too are Kris Dunn, Dragan Bender and Buddy Hield. Outside of a handful of other prospects, though, there is a great deal of uncertainty in this 2016 NBA draft. It might just be the weirdest draft...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Matt Giles | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Ed Weiland is one of my favorite NBA draft analysts on the Web, but he doesn’t work for ESPN or any other major outlet. Instead he writes for the small indie blog Hoops Analyst, posting his position-by-position breakdowns as an outsider in a manner...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Last month I wrote an article about how giving scientists a few merit badges could encourage them to be more transparent about their work. Given the ongoing discussion about scientific methods, I expected the story to draw reader comments about the badges,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Christie Aschwanden | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Midseason is rapidly approaching, and the Chicago Cubs are still making the rest of Major League Baseball look bad. They’re World Series favorites by a mile according to our Elo predictions — which also have them pegged for 104 wins — and they’ve...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Lindbergh and Rob Arthur | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. $10.75 per hour after expenses Based on internal Uber documents BuzzFeed obtained, that’s the effective hourly wage for an Uber driver in the Houston...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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More than 90 percent of Americans would be willing to vote for a well-qualified woman for president, according to a Gallup poll that posed the question last year, yet 22 percent of respondents said that they thought “most of the people they know”...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: David Nield | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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