Sunday, January 31, 2010

Basketball & endogeneity

Basketball is very important here in Kentucky. While at the mall today, on the back of a guy's hoodie today I saw the slogan "Basketball doesn't build character. It reflects it!" So this guy, or the person who designed his apparel, had a strong awareness of how unobserved heterogeneity can lead to misleading inferences about causal relationships. I thought about congratulating him on this, perhaps inviting him to reflect on Pearl's recent work on causality, but thought better of it. Nonetheless, he is way ahead of many more educated people. Go Wildcats!


Peter Carney said...

you should have stopped him and asked him where he got it.

A basketball quote that always intrigued me was: "You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball".

so,.. how's the fried chicken?

Kevin Denny said...

We don't talk about KFC here. Well, actually I know someone who went to the KFC museum at Corbin,KY last weekend. Apparently its a fun place. Think I will stick to grilled'