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  • FiveThirtyEight Gets it Wrong on Venezuela features Venezuelan economy
    April 11, 2014 Nate Silver, who became famous for his use of polling data to accurately project U.S. elections, launched a new blog – last month.  It’s been off to a rough start, Paul Krugman wrote soon after its launch, “[S]loppy and casual opining with a bit of data used, as the old saying goes, the way a drunkard uses a lamppost — for support, not illumination.” I leave it to the reader to decide whether the FiveThirtyEight article on March 17 by Dorothy Kronick on Venezuela fits this description.