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Washington Monthly | The Case for Color Blindness
The case that removing race information makes things less biased.
bias  Racism  census  Blacks  WashingtonMonthly 
21 days ago by HispanicPundit
(69) Joe Rogan Experience #1258 - Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool - YouTube
Discussing the method and difficulty behind Twitter and their policy regarding harassment on twitter. Discussed bias, Milo, Alex Jones and other things....stopped at 2 hours and 9 mins.
bias  censorship  twitter  JoeRogan  Milo 
10 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Conservative Media and Bias
Megan McArdle and Mark Kleiman discuss bias in academia, media etc.
media  bias  Academia  McArdle  kleiman  FoxNews  bloggingheads 
12 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
How Your Brain Lies with Confirmation Bias - D-brief
Clearly, our brains try to trick us with confirmation bias no matter how unimportant the decisions. But the paper’s other major finding speaks to just how that trickery works. Before, it wasn’t clear if making a decision means the brain will downplay all new information, confident it had already made a good choice, or if instead it actually filtered incoming data to emphasize supportive info and minimize contrary evidence.
bias  psychology  discovermagazine 
september 2018 by HispanicPundit
How much does Fox News matter? - Marginal REVOLUTION
…we first propose a new instrument for exposure to media bias to complement estimates based on news channel availability: the channel positions of news channels in cable television lineups. The channel position is the ordinal position of news channels in the cable lineup. The assertion is thus that the Fox News Channel will be watched more when it is channel position 25 instead of channel position 65. We demonstrate that a one-standard-deviation decrease in Fox News’s channel position is associated with an increase of approximately 2.5 minutes per week in time spent watching Fox News. We estimate that watching the Fox News Channel for this additional 2.5 minutes per week increases the vote share of the Republican presidential candidate by 0.3 percentage points among voters induced into watching by variation in channel position. The corresponding effect of watching MSNBC for 2.5 additional minutes per week is an imprecise zero.
FoxNews  Republicans  bias  Cowen 
september 2017 by HispanicPundit
A Keynesian Conundrum, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
But what if your problem is not recession, but inflation?  Then both of the preceding arguments reverse.  In terms of the simple Keynesian model:

1. Cutting government spending is a better way to reduce inflation than raising taxes.

2. Raising taxes on the poor is a better way to reduce inflation than raising taxes on the rich.

I'm pretty sure I've never heard any Keynesian policy analyst say either of these things.  But they flow out of the simple Keynesian model just as naturally as their stock anti-recessionary recommendations.  If leftist bias isn't the explanation, what is?
keynesian  tax-cuts  government  fiscal  bias  inflation  caplan 
april 2017 by HispanicPundit
Nate Silver: The Liberal Media Really Is A Problem - The American Interest
Silver explains that the media doesn’t just suffer from political homogeneity. The decline of local newspapers has led to a concentration of reporting conducted in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington. As Silver puts it, “a more geographically decentralized reporting pool might have asked more questions about why Clinton wasn’t campaigning in Wisconsin.”
media  bias  Silver 
march 2017 by HispanicPundit
Bring the Right Wing Into the Mainstream Media - Bloomberg View
Let me suggest a better strategy. Liberal journalists who want to drain the “fever swamps” should not be pointing the finger at Republican politicians. If they want to get people out of the swamp, they’ll have to make room in the castle.
media  conservatives  bias  mcardle 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: The Economics of Media Bias
Research on media bias and its political effects is certainly not settled, but for what it's worth, I'd sum up the existing evidence in this way. There's lots of political bias in the media, mainly because media outlets are trying to attract customers with similar bias. But in the world of the Internet, at least, people of all beliefs do surf readily between news websites with different kind of bias. The growth of television to some extent displaced the role of newspapers and lowered the extent of voting. For the future, a central question is whether a population that gets its news from a mixture of websites and social media becomes better-informed or more willing to vote, or whether it becomes a population that instead becomes expert at selfiesm, cat videos, World of Goo, Candy Crush, Angry Birds, and the celebrity-du-jour.
media  bias  timtaylor 
april 2015 by HispanicPundit
Social Desirability Bias vs. Intelligence Research, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
My point is not that intelligence research is impeccable.  My point, rather, is that hostility to intelligence research is all out of proportion to its flaws - and Social Desirability Bias is the best explanation.  Intelligence research tells the world what it doesn't want to hear.  It says what people aren't supposed to say.  On reflection, the amazing thing isn't that intelligence research has failed to vanquish its angry critics.  The amazing thing is that the angry critics have failed to vanquish intelligence research.  Everything we've learned about human intelligence is a triumph of mankind's rationality over mankind's Social Desirability Bias
sidebar  caplan  bias  IQ 
september 2012 by HispanicPundit
How Bias Works - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
Bias matters not because liberals deliberately slant their stories, but because they are much more likely to interrogate the facts that contradict their ideological beliefs, than the ones that support them.  When they come across an uncomfortable fact, they'll go out of their way to figure out why it isn't really true.  When they come across a fact that confirms what they believe, they'll be more likely to accept it at face value.
bias  media  volokh  affirmative-action  mcardle  sidebar 
september 2011 by HispanicPundit
The Seen, the Unseen, War, and Peace, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"When it comes to the unseen benefits of war, there's actually a perfect storm of irrationality. Not only do people like government, the institution responsible for running the war. Support for war also neatly coheres with the public's anti-foreign bias. If someone announces that killing a bunch of weirdos in another country will save the motherland and cure bad breath, we're inclined to believe him - even if ghastly scenes from Erich Maria Remarque are right in front of our faces."
wars  government  bias  books  caplan  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
MercatorNet: What do professors want?
"There are many reasons, no doubt, for the bent shown by professors in the humanities and social sciences, but the most obvious, it seems to me, is envy. A history professor for 40 years, I have felt this prominent member of the Seven Deadly Sins myself, many times. Let us consider three aspects of this thesis. "
academia  bias  profit  reeves  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit
Best Paragraph of the Day, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Kennedy admits that there was liberal bias in media and that he and many on his side are really no different than John Edwards.
media  bias  kennedy  liberals  henderson  sidebar 
february 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Ivory Tower: Do Non-Leftists Want In?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"But doesn't the basic economics of discrimination make non-lefting whining grossly implausible? Not at all. As I often remind Alex Tabarrok, the basic economics of discrimination assumes that firms maximize profits. Since academic departments are essentially non-profit worker coops, widespread discrimination is not just possible, but likely."
discrimination  academia  bias  liberalism  caplan  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Pessimistic Bias Strikes Again?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"I've been arguing for years that non-economists suffer from pessimistic bias. They underestimate the recent past, present, and future performance of the economy. A new piece in the Journal of Economic Psychology is consistent with my thesis: When you ask people to estimate the net effect of annual growth in excess of 1%, almost everyone drastically underestimates"
bias  psychology  genderissues  caplan  sidebar 
june 2009 by HispanicPundit
Ideas: How to Lie With Statistics—Sometimes Without Even Trying
How statistics were used to delibarately lie about the effects of smoking bans and the media's role in it.
statistics  media  bias  regulations  friedman  sidebar 
may 2009 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Carlos Slim to bailout the NY Times?
Sailer lays out the probable incentive Carlos Slim has for bailing out the New York Times.
media  bias  mexico  sailer  sidebar 
january 2009 by HispanicPundit
Media Bias: Going beyond Fair and Balanced: Scientific American
Fox News is as biased to the right as CNN, NBC, and CBS are biased to the left. In other words, you should watch BOTH to get you a balanced diet.
media  bias  scientificAm  sidebar 
october 2008 by HispanicPundit
McCain, the Media, Money, and Montesinos (and Obama Too) - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog
The power of the media...more powerful than judges, police, and others at offsetting a president.
media  bias  campaign2008  freakonomics  sidebar 
october 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ideas: McCain, Obama, Kiddie sex-ed, and Lies
David Friedman finds out that the McCain sex ad about Obama was more true than the media led you to believe.
media  bias  campaign2008  McCain  Friedman  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ideas: Quoting Palin Out of Context
The media is already out trying to smear Palin.
media  bias  palin  Friedman  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ideas: Oops
Reuters and the New York Times get conflicting stories...given that the New York Times story favors the liberal agenda, my guess is that it's the New York Times that got it wrong.
NewYorkTimes  media  bias  sidebar 
august 2008 by HispanicPundit
CARPE DIEM: Political Correctness on Campus
Least Politically Correct disciplines: Finance, MIS, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, all 0%.
engineering  academia  bias  perry  sidebar 
july 2008 by HispanicPundit
McCain's rejected New York Times op-ed piece - CNN.com
Of course the New York Times prints Obama's Iraq war piece but not McCains. This is again, why we need Fox News. It helps keep the media, "Fair and balanced".
NewYorkTimes  media  bias  campaign2008  foreignpolicy  Iraq  McCain  obama  sidebar 
july 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (May 19, 2008) - The story of liberty
"The right, in other words, has a problem with narrative. "
media  bias  conservatives  McArdle 
june 2008 by HispanicPundit
What do math-smart women want? at Joanne Jacobs
"Joshua Rosenbloom, an economist at the University of Kansas, found work-family pressures and math ability didn’t explain the low number of women in information technology jobs. Preferences did"
genderissues  science  bias  jacobs  sidebar 
may 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (April 20, 2008) - Inflation calculations: backwards or forwards?
Yet one more reason why you should not base your economic, financial, and outlook on what the New York Times says.
NewYorkTimes  media  bias  inflation  McArdle  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (March 28, 2008) - Does it matter if your professors are liberal?
"It was so obviously easy to manipulate our professors by turning in sub-standard papers that catered to their political concerns that it was hard to see those beliefs as the product of rigorous analytical thinking."
academia  bias  McArdle 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
Economist's View: Self-Selection, Conservatives, and Left-Leaning Universities
"Based on their recent research, Matthew Woessner and April Kelly-Woessner contend that the culprit isn’t discrimination against conservatives, but rather self-selection on the part of conservatives."
academia  bias  conservatives  liberals  thoma  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (February 06, 2008) - Krugmania
Obama supporters are finally realizing just how biased Krugman really is. Nothing us conservatives have not been saying all along. Welcome to the club.
campaign2008  Krugman  bias  mcardle  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Townhall.com::Partisan press parity?::By Bruce Bartlett
" If, as I believe, the major media tilted left and have moved toward the center, then this means they moved to the right. It is this movement that the left has picked up on and is complaining about. But the idea that the media now tilt toward conservativ
media  bias  bartlett  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (January 15, 2008) - Paul Krugman? Biased? Don't be daft
"What's the one time that Paul Krugman didn't forecast a recession? That would be when we actually had a recession. It just wasn't a recession that could be blamed on George Bush."
Krugman  bias  McArdle  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (January 09, 2008) - Obamarama
Why all the media focus on the Democratic primaries? Yglesias and McArdle wonder.
media  bias  yglesias  McArdle  campaign2008  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: The costs of media bias
"This paper argues that the desire to appear unbiased leads to information loss".
media  bias  cowen  sidebar 
december 2007 by HispanicPundit
No Ideologue Left Behind
" The American Association of University Professors defends indoctrination. "
academia  horowitz  weeklystandard  bias  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Not Groupthink, Arnold Kling: Library of Economics and Liberty
"Economics happens to have a relatively diverse ecosystem, but it's all thanks to the University of Chicago's eminence. If Milton Friedman had been a conventional left-winger, what would have kept economics from turning out like sociology?"
academia  liberalism  bias  Friedman  sociology  Kling  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: The roots of independent media
"It seems to be advertising revenue, which gives media the incentive to appeal to a broad audience and the means to be independent of particular donors and interest groups"
media  bias  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
The Volokh Conspiracy - Academics' Ideology and "Moderation":
"Gross and Simmons' important new study of academic political ideology may underestimate the degree of liberal dominance because of the way it categorizes political "moderation" among academics. "
academia  bias  liberalism  sidebar 
october 2007 by HispanicPundit
Back Talk: The Media we Have (Not the Media we Wish we Had)
More on media, media bias, and medias political inclinations.
media  bias  Journalism  sidebar 
october 2007 by HispanicPundit
Reason Magazine - The 4 Boneheaded Biases of Stupid Voters
The four biases of the typical voter: Anti-Market Bias, Anti-Foreign Bias, Make-Work Bias, and Pessimistic Bias.
democracy  bias  caplan  Reason  sidebar 
september 2007 by HispanicPundit
EclectEcon Why Editorial Pages Have Syndicated Conservative Columnists
"King Banaian has a superb analysis of what happens in j-skools and in most newspapers in his explanation of why so many syndicated columnists (e.g. George Will) are conservative"
media  bias  conservatives  sidebar 
september 2007 by HispanicPundit
Back Talk: The Liberal Media Hall of Shame
The list of lies the media has made about the iraq war and its participants.
Iraq  media  bias  sidebar 
august 2007 by HispanicPundit
Back Talk: Tolerating al Qaeda
Why the media won't report on Al Qaeda in Iraq.
media  bias  terrorism  Iraq  foreignpolicy  sidebar 
july 2007 by HispanicPundit
Back Talk: The Liberal Media Awakens to its Liberal Bias
There clearly is a liberal media bias - at all levels.
media  bias  sidebar 
july 2007 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?
The media bias over Wal-Mart coverage...that, or media economic ignorance.
media  bias  Wal-Mart  economics 
september 2006 by HispanicPundit
The Western Culture Debate at Stanford University
Renato Rosaldo keeps referring to the 'Western Culture controversy at Stanford University', this explains well exactly what that was.
University  bias  liberalism  diversity 
march 2006 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Sociologists' Self-Criticism, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"I've heard a lot of people complain about extreme left-wing bias in sociology, but I had no idea that sociologists themselves were complaining about it".
liberals  sociology  academia  bias 
december 2005 by HispanicPundit

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