read Nate Silver on Piketty and Piketty’s critics

I have a set of concerns about FiveThirtyEight and data journalism in general, but I also think that there’s a lot of interesting work being done there, and that there’s lots of reasons to be excited about some of the developments in how people are disseminating and reacting to research online. I want to endorse this piece by Silver on Pikkety’s work and the recent high-profile criticisms of the same. I think it’s a very nuanced, important take on how data does and should work. Please read it.

Neither everything nor nothing. Neither everything nor nothing.

Update: Piketty, not Pikkety!

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