A brief analysis of it I did:
So here we are, one year later after my last yearly review. How has the blog fared since then?
Recall, this was the number of visits once year ago
Now this chart looks like this
So once again, the number of visits in 2016 has surpassed the number of visits in all of the previous years combined, just like in 2015. This is Trump voice Amazing, I love all of you /Trump voice
In 2014 I published 38 posts, 61 posts in 2015. This year I managed to publish 58 posts. That amounts to about one post per week more o…
You'd think you know about it, but you don't, and I didn't either until recently, so here's yet another Nintil post that will enlighten you.
This post might be controversial. Comments are welcome in the comments section. If you think there is evidence that I have not considered, or evidence that I haven't properly weighted, please let me know.
We begin with a pair of quotes:
Industrial farming is abusive to animals. Pigs. In America, nine out of ten of pregnant sows live in “gestation crates.” These pens a…
I write this article in response to this piece written by Claire Lehmann at Quillette magazine.
The article itself is aimed mostly at Jason Brennan's recent work Against Democracy (PUP, 2016), but to some extent it could be read as a critique of similar works like Bryan Caplan's classic The Myth of the Rational Voter (PUP, 2008) , or Ilya Somin's Democracy and Political Ignorance (SUP, 2013).
Lehmann first retells the many criticisms that 'low information voters' have been getting lately, during this highly…
[Post adapted and translated from Spanish]
Cuba has an HDI of 0.815, the second highest in all Latin America, just behind Chile. Actually, 0.759, the ninth highest in Latin America. We could wonder why this is possible, given the island's sociopolitical regime. Does castrism work?
First, the reason there is a correction in the first paragraph is that the often quoted HDI of 0.815 takes into account a GDP figure that is wrong. So there's one reason why the HDI is lower than it seems, to begin with. You can a…
[Translated from Spanish]
The calculation of Cuban GDP is, surprisingly, a contentious issue. There are those who say that Cuba is one of the richest countries of Latin America, and there are those who say that the Cuban economy is mediocre. Who is right, and what causes this divergence?
Let's look at Cuban GDP per capita according to the World Bank.
According to this measure, Cuba would have a GDP per capita in 2000 constant dollars of about 5400$. This places Cuba into the 'middle class' of Southamerica: …