Links I liked

1. Top 5 myths about the middle east protests?

2. New version of Monopoly has a central regulator, a computer housed in a dark ziggurat in the center of the board. An excellent remembrance of the game, Milton Friedman’s way.

3. Tyler Cowen gives suggestions on how to learn econometrics. I agree, but would add: (5) practice doing econometrics on data. Odd that this does not come up more in actual econometrics classes.

4. Ridiculously amazing sulfur mining photos

5. Rid your life of junk mail (real junk mail, the paper kind, for all you kids out there)

3 thoughts on “Links I liked

  1. i’ve learned more econometrics through classes in which we work on data-sets than in the econometrics class itself (which was waaay too theoretical to be beneficial).

  2. Question re: No. 3,with the myriad of methods available (e.g., MLM, model-based clustering, repeated measures, etc. etc.), I haven’t found a good guide to keeping it straight in terms of how these methods are currently used or not used in different fields. UCLA has a nice selection guide for how to pick an analytical test depending on your data type, but would be nice to have a more straightforward student’s guide to methods, when and why you need the more advanced methods. http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/mult_pkg/whatstat/default.htm

  3. thank you for this! I read the middle east protest myths, and I particularly appreciated the notes on women being seen as helpless/weak or, in general, other than what they are because of a lack of education and/or ignorance concerning the difference between cultural issues, and the actual lives of the people there. I work with women in Uganda on a regular basis, and I am surprised by the amount of ignorance that comes from heresay – and how different the women I work with are than the average american might assume.