Quotes by: Nate Silver

Nate Silver
Silver at South by Southwest, 2009
Born Nathaniel Read Silver
(1978-01-13) January 13, 1978 (age 38)[1]
East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.[2]
Alma mater University of Chicago
London School of Economics
Occupation Statistician, journalist
Years active 2000–present
Employer ESPN
Known for PECOTA, FiveThirtyEight
Title Editor in Chief, FiveThirtyEight
Website FiveThirtyEight.com

The public is even more pessimistic about the economy than even the most bearish economists are.
Nate Silver
The problem is that when polls are wrong, they tend to be wrong in the same direction. If they miss in New Hampshire, for instance, they all miss on the same mistake.
Nate Silver
Every four years in the presidential election, some new precedent is broken.
Nate Silver
Whenever you have dynamic interactions between 300 million people and the American economy acting in really complex ways, that introduces a degree of almost chaos theory to the system, in a literal sense.
Nate Silver
Walk rate is probably the area in which a pitcher has the most room to improve, but a rate that high is tough to overcome.
Nate Silver
All I know is that I have way more stuff that I want to write about than I possibly have time to.
Nate Silver
Well the way we perceive accuracy and what accuracy is statistically are really two different things.
Nate Silver
I think people feel like there are all these things in our lives that we don't really have control over.
Nate Silver
Any one game in baseball doesn't tell you that much, just as any one poll doesn't tell you that much.
Nate Silver
Actually, one of the better indicators historically of how well the stock market will do is just a Gallup poll, when you ask Americans if you think it's a good time to invest in stocks, except it goes the opposite direction of what you would expect. When the markets going up, it in fact makes it more prone toward decline.
Nate Silver
If you aren't taking a representative sample, you won't get a representative snapshot.
Nate Silver
I have to think about how to not spread myself too thin. It's a really great problem to have.
Nate Silver
Every day, three times per second, we produce the equivalent of the amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection, right? But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13-year-olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie.
Nate Silver
I don't think that somebody who is observing or predicting behavior should also be participating in the 'experiment.'
Nate Silver
It's a little strange to become a kind of symbol of a whole type of analysis.
Nate Silver

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