You’re Not Wrong, Walter

The first actual rich person I ever met, I met at Wharton. Same goes for the second, third and probably 100th, for that matter. At…

False Binary Choices

We seem obsessed with false binary choices. What do I mean – choices that aren’t really choices. Sort of like when your mom says do…

Pin The Blame On The Scapegoat

From the ET Forum … On October 21, there was a tragic shooting on the New Mexico set of the film Rust. The TL:DR is…

Second Chance

From the ET Forum … They made a deal! IATSE was able to reach an agreement with studios and networks just 24 hours before the…

The Widened Gyre

From the ET Forum … Yesterday, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I read and heard several mainstream references to “the Widening Gyre”. It makes sense…

Oh, a Rhinoceros

A video made the rounds on various social media platforms last night and this morning. By now you have probably seen it. A young man…

Kabul is Falling

From the ET Forum … If Barbara Tuchman were alive she would be adding another chapter to her classic The March of Folly. I am fascinated…

Let Me Make the Songs

Epsilon Theory may have gotten its formal start in 2013, but the soft launch took place in 1991. That’s when my partner Ben finished his…

The Political Autotuning of Inflation

The politicization of inflation into a partisan “There Is No Inflation!” TM narrative by the nudgers and mandarins on the left is really depressing. The…

Non-Verbal Narrative

We make it no secret that our research program here is all about using natural language processing to identify and measure narratives in the world.…