Month: December 2010

An Exciting Stat for Pittsburgh’s Future

The above chart comes directly out of UCSUR’s Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly for 1Q2010.  Chris was talking about it again on his blog yesterday, and a thought occurred to me.  Yes, this means that at the end of the day we’re about an average city in terms of education, but doesn’t…

Puting My Foot in my Mouth, Systematically

John taught me this fabulous term. Claim chowder is what happens when you make a prediction about the future and you end up being totally and tragically wrong. Like Steve Ballmer on the iPhone, “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” While…