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Preston Dirges’ Sense and Sensibilities

Preston Dirges’ Sense and Sensibilities

Fleeing the unwanted attentions of Reportgirl, Preston drags Valerie from the office, and bundles her into the pub. At long last, Preston is in a relatively safe environment, where he can finally tell Valerie what their department really does…

Confirmation Bias In Action: The BBC turns 10% into 1%

Confirmation Bias In Action: The BBC turns 10% into 1%

I was going to let this pass without comment. In my experience, biased as my experience probably is, I find a lot of journalism involves somebody telling us what we should think, as justified by selective, edited, manipulated and misinterpreted […]

Krugman’s April Fool

Krugman’s April Fool

I should begin by stating I am a sceptic, and I routinely check information and opinion by researching opposing views. No, no, no… I should begin elsewhere. I should begin by explaining why I think economics is more of a pseudoscience than a real science. No, no… that is not right either…

Encounter with Reportgirl

Encounter with Reportgirl

The saga of Preston Dirges continues. Valerie returns from her meeting with the COO to find Preston arguing with Kirsty, a.k.a. Reportgirl…