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William M. Briggs

William M. Briggs is a statistical consultant in New York and San Francisco. He is an American Meteorological Society member and serves on their Probability & Statistics Committee. His specialty is on the philosophy of evidence, forecast evaluation, and marketing.
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The Cause of All Discrimination? Me.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 - by William M. Briggs

One man makes a shocking confession.

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CliffsNotes for CliffsNotes? Yeah, Pretty Much.

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 - by William M. Briggs

The slacker service is introducing five-minute video summaries of ... their summaries, plus one-minute videophone compatible summaries of their summaries. Of their summaries.

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Thomas Sowell Takes on ‘Intellectuals’

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Sowell's Intellectuals and Society examines those troubling folks with an allergy to fact and an addiction to preening.

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The VAT Man Cometh: It Will Happen. How Bad Is It?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

The poorly named tax will add unlimited complexity and government intrusion into commerce.

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The Dismal Economics of Utopia

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Spreading the wealth around forces massive inequalities. Duh.

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Sudden Acceleration or Creeping Fear?

Friday, March 19th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Do Toyota automobiles really have a "sudden acceleration" problem? Maybe not.

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President Obama Makes Poverty Permanent

Friday, March 12th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

WIth a simple abuse of mathematics, Obama just gave birth to eternal grievance.

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The Inevitable Failure (by Design) of Cap and Trade

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Even if the global warming malarkey were true, cap and trade would actually cause the problem it seeks to remedy.

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‘A Blink of an Eye, Astronomically’: What Does It Actually Mean?

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Have humans only been around for "a blink of an eye"? How long did it take to form galaxies, blinkwise?

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Good: Nuclear Doomsday Clock Turned Back; Bad: Board Didn’t Factor In Iran

Sunday, January 24th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Stupid: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists thinks we are now further from annihilation because of ... progress on "climate stabilization."

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Actually, Weather Is Climate

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

It is statistically appropriate to point to this year's frigidity as evidence that the theory of man-made global warming is suspect.

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Out-of-Control Multiculturalism at Berkeley High School

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Dropping science labs because non-white students get lower grades is only part of the problem.

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The Logic of Liberty: Whose Responsibility Is Your Health?

Monday, January 11th, 2010 - by William M. Briggs

Inflicting rational thought on one of those "nuanced" leftists.

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In Your Stocking, from the Democrats: The Worst Present Ever

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 - by William M. Briggs

The true spirit of Christmas, according to the Dems? Less liberty, state-mandated theft, and bribery. We'd prefer a new tie.

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EverGreens: After Failure, Warmists Will Change Hats And Move On

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 - by William M. Briggs

You simply cannot have so many celebrities and political will in one place, and expect them to concede defeat. It is just not in their nature.

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Climategate: ‘Hello,’ the UN Secretary General Lied (Thomas Friedman, Too)

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 - by William M. Briggs

Faster? Please. Yet another proclamation that global warming is "accelerating, much faster than we anticipated," as activists have been telling us since the late '90s.

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Climategate: ‘The Copenhagen Diagnosis’ Fails Logic 101

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 - by William M. Briggs

The new IPCC report, a briefing for the Copenhagen attendees, fails to understand that a rise in temps does not constitute proof that man caused it.

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What Is — and What Isn’t — Evidence of Global Warming

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by William M. Briggs

All the evidence we've heard regarding global warming never constituted, in any manner, actual evidence that it was taking place.

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