Time for New Year's Resolutions for this blog in 2017:
-More special features, like fun facts or pointers to other blogs of interest, with commentary.
-More progress toward a unified theory that encompasses how different people think and why they do and why political discussion goes where it goes - drawing on theorists like George Lakoff and Kahneman/Tversky.
-More personal anecdotes, many of which will illustrate and substantiate the arguments being made here. Some will just be personal stories.
-More posts and pages that draw from my actuarial or retirement consulting experience, but with applications to policy choices.
-Progress toward development of a detailed model for journalistic reporting in context.
-Progress toward a clear tie-in of statistical thinking with all of the above.