Category Archives: probability

All Together Now

We’re all in this together. That’s not a popular thought these days. These days we prefer to think of how we’re different: conservative, progressive, young, old, white, black, woman, man, Republican, Democrat, Christian, Muslim, Jew, vegan, meat eater, Yankees fan, … Continue reading

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An Illuminating Paradox

One time, while driving on an interstate highway when the weather was gray and misty, I noticed a curious paradox. Although it was only sprinkling occasionally, nearly every car had its headlights on, complying with an obscure New York Sate … Continue reading

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How Risky Are Stocks?

Most of us believe that over the long run stocks are a great investment. Sure, there may be an occasional glitch – or terrifying plunge, as we’ve seen lately. But it’s commonly felt that if we just hang in there, … Continue reading

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