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  • Bell Curve

    The title of the seminal book by two Harvard Professors, Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, arguing that human intelligence is substantially influenced by both inherited and environmental factors and that it is a best predictor of success.

    232 Points
  • Pareto Principle

    A statistical distribution, named after italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, specifies that 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes, asserting an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. It is also known as the 80/20 Rule.

    255 Points
  • Streisand Effect

    A social phenomenon that occurs when an attempt to hide, remove, or censor information has the unintended consequence of further publicizing that information, often via the Internet. It was named after Barbara Streisand’s 2003 attempt to suppress a photo of […]

    466 Points
  • HeyJackass!

    The website that illustrates the Chicago values of Crime, Murder & Mayhem with comprehensive charts, precise graphs and exhaustive data sets of Chicago stupidity.

    271 Points
  • Shadow Government Statistics

    A non-governmental source that exposes flaws in current U.S. government economic data reporting and provides an assessment of underlying economic and financial conditions without financial-market and political hype.

    265 Points