Note: This article is longer than usual, so I’ve included a small Table of Contents below: Introduction Tweets Since Acquisition Time Trends When Does Elon Tweet? Time Spent Tweeting Elon vs. AOC Final Thoughts and Takeaways Image gallery with all charts and figures Introduction… Read More »Elon Musk Probably Tweets Too Much
There has been a lot of (justifiable) outrage in the wake of Deshaun Watson’s initial 6-game suspension after 24+ women accused him of alleged sexual assault and/or misconduct. After the ruling, people were quick to point out that previously, many NFL athletes had received much… Read More »Looking at Past NFL Suspensions
Fact or Fiction is a new series where I tackle popular internet narratives and use data analytics to check how true they are. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Roe v. Wade, outraged supporters of abortion rights across the U.S. have… Read More »Fact or Fiction: Is the current Supreme Court bench illegitimate?
The Senate is currently in intense debate regarding raising the federal minimum wage. Several potential wages have been proposed, including a $10/hour plan from Senators Romney and Cotton and a more generous $15/hour plan from the progressive Democrats. Right now the current federal minimum wage stands… Read More »The Minimum Wage, the Living Wage, and the Wardrobe
The president has COVID. A number of his close confidants, including Kellyanne Conway and Chris Christie, have COVID diagnoses of their own. It appears that Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Rose Garden Nomination Ceremony was a “superspreader” event that spread COVID among all levels… Read More »Is the GOP taking COVID-19 seriously?
Race has a long and complex history in the United States, perhaps first dating back to 1619 when some “20 and odd” Africans were first brought to the colony of Jamestown. Since then our rich culture of immigration (some of it, unfortunately forced) has resulted… Read More »Do Black Lives Matter to the Police? A Statistical Look
Climate change has far reaching impacts beyond the gradual warming of the earth. The ocean is becoming more acidic, coral reefs are dying, and species are going extinct at alarming rates. In particular, extreme weather events appear to be becoming more common in recent years.… Read More »Are floods getting worse?
Recently, I had a discussion with a friend about income inequality and how it relates to the racial wage gap. I found this conversation particularly relevant given the current Democratic primary race, where wealth inequality has been a hot-button issue among the frontrunners. The logic behind… Read More »Income inequality and race
This article will teach you everything you need to know about drawing your very own realistic sample income distribution using two commonly available metrics: mean income and Gini index. Let me preface my article by saying I rely on an assumption that incomes can be… Read More »Reverse engineering a sample income distribution