ObamaCarelessness

The more I look at the utter disaster that is Obamacare, the more I am grateful for the NHS here in the UK and the way it is funded (through the general tax system). It seems to me that to provide adequate healthcare for a population you need to EITHER allow a completely free market . . . → Read More: ObamaCarelessness

Modelling Elector Behaviour

A fascinating interview with Jim Messina who has been hired by the Conservatives in the UK to help them at the next General Election.

Amazing stuff. They basically modelled elector behaviour and worked out what things made people more likely to vote Democrat and then targeted them specifically on those issues.

Guns Don't Kill People, Statisticians Do

Last week the US Senate failed to enact the proposed gun reform laws that Obama and others were pressing to get through Congress. The response to this from some in the United States was of horror and disbelief, but sometimes made quite intelligently like the video below.

Of course John Oliver’s argument about drugs . . . → Read More: Guns Don’t Kill People, Statisticians Do

Predicting the USA

Last Update – 0900 GMT 6th November

What’s that I hear you say? You want me to put my statistical analytical skills to work to predict the outcome of the Presidential Election in the USA on Tuesday? Why certainly!

I’m going to present you with two predictions because of a key factor in the opinion . . . → Read More: Predicting the USA

The Religious Politics of Same-Sex Marriage

Fascinating developments in the USA where, as North Carolina comes out and votes yes on Amendment One (banning the recognition not just of gay marriage but Civil Unions in the State), President Obama comes out and declares his support for gay marriage. This was followed up by Romney declaring his opposition, but the big story . . . → Read More: The Religious Politics of Same-Sex Marriage

Interesting Marriage Equality Case in the US

A very interesting test case is coming up in the USA around the recognition of same-sex marriage.

As you might recall, two weeks ago a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, killing a number of people. An awful moment and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those involved. But . . . → Read More: Interesting Marriage Equality Case in the US

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