Weekly roundup January 9 – 15


In 1967, change in Canada could no longer be stopped The Globe and Mail

Hill for the Data Scientist: an xkcd Story

No More Odebrechts: Three Steps to Reduce Graft in Latin America Americas Quarterly


Weekly roundup January 2 – 8


Nearly in Ruins: The Church Where Sages Dreamed of a Modern Brazil The New York Times

Justin Trudeau’s vacation with the Aga Khan proves the details matter National Post
^ This is really important. Influence comes in all forms and perception of conflicts of interest is as important as actual conflicts of interest.

Jagger’s Theorem Econometrics Beat


Weekly roundup December 26 – January 1


Downtown street corner had a storied history Toronto Star

We could use some politically correct street names (just not too many) National Post

With its golden age gone, the Toronto Zoo reinvents itself as a scientific institution National Post

“The democratization of nerdiness” Edmonton Journal

The simple secrets to happiness Maclean’s

How to Hide $400 Million New York Times Magazine


Weekly roundup December 19 – 25

Merry Christmas

It was a busy week of socializing and working. I hope during my week off to catch up on the things that I haven’t gotten around to reading in the past few weeks.

Weekly roundup December 12 – 18


Peru airs news in Quechua, indigenous language of Inca empire, for first time The Guardian

If fairness is the goal, Liberals should tax health and dental plans National Post

How many Authors does the Prime Minister have for his speeches: A Stylometric Analysis A Blog on Data Analytics



Weekly roundup December 5 – 11


How did fake US embassy operate in Ghana for a decade? BBC News

Full Pundit: Liberals melt down over electoral reform National Post

How Canada’s sales tax got wrongly targeted by Trump’s trade warriors Financial Post


Weekly roundup November 28 – December 4


How Latin America Pays the Price of Protectionism The Wall Street Journal

The Perfect Fit The New Yorker

Semper Paratus