There goes the hope that Hurricane Sandy and other crazy weather events will finally wake people up to climate change… A new study shows 4 in 10 U.S. residents say recent extreme weather events, like Superstorm Sandy, is evidence the world is coming to an end. The survey, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute [...]
I don’t know how I missed this one before… So why are the first of most months really important except poor February 1? Also I wonder how to scale the numbers are… like is September 18th and basically the 11th of every month really THAT less important than every other date? Also why are [...]
Latest in the Harvard stats emails: Households increase their gifts to charity by nearly 1% for every 10% increase in home equity. That’s about 10 times the effect of increases in other types of wealth such as stocks and bonds, say Chau Do and Irina Paley of the U.S. Treasury. The finding may be ominous [...]
You’ve probably all already seen this.. but it’s great. A spoof charity video making fun of the sort of development-porn version of aid.
This is a few weeks old but had been sitting in my inbox for a bit. It’s stats on workplace injuries in the US! The majority of work fatalities (39%) are transportation injuries with 21% being highway incidences The next biggest is Assault and Violent acts at 18% and falls is 14% Assault and violent [...]
Canada was just ranked as 5th in the world’s ranking of economic freedom. Canada’s scores in key areas of economic freedom (from one to 10, where higher values indicate higher levels of economic freedom) are: Size of government: 6.12 (74th overall) Legal system and property rights: 8.74 (12th overall) Access to sound money: 9.46 (25th [...]
Because I don’t care of my glasses at all, the lenses are now dirty and scratched, and since there’s now a ton of cheap online glass stores I thought maybe glasses are now in the realm of use them, throw them out, buy new ones. So in my hunt for cheap online eyeglass stores I [...]
Ack having kids IS expensive. From my Harvard Stats email: American children receive an average of $3 per tooth from the Tooth Fairy, 15% higher than in 2011, according to a survey by Visa. A plurality of children, 30%, receive $1, a proportion that is essentially unchanged from last year, but more children are getting [...]
From the Harvard Daily Stat: Workers at U.S. companies where at least 35% of people earn $55,000 pay a yearly average of about $4,000 for their share of health premiums; those at companies where at least 35% earn $24,000 or less pay nearly $5,000, says a New York Times report on a study by the [...]
http://project.wnyc.org/census-maps/nyc-income You can check out percent change in Asian population, and the most populous groups, here – http://project.wnyc.org/census-maps/2010pop.html. Interestingly, the north end of Roosevelt Island decreased it’s Asian population by 50%, while the south end increased by 50%. Island drain?