applied moneyball

Michael Lewis, who wrote Moneyball, has a nice piece in the New York Times illustrating the principles behind his book: He finished his career at Notre Dame with the third-most hits in N.C.A.A. history, the second-highest batting average and the most stolen bases ever at Notre Dame, and he led his team, in 2002, to […]

yay tsa

your tax dollars at work: A uniformed pilot waits impatiently at a checkpoint for 10 minutes while two screeners from the Transportation Security Administration scrutinize every item in his carry-on bag. After he was allowed to go on his way, he explained why it took so long. “They told me they had to make sure […]