The Wall Street Journal – In financial punditry, points are awarded for confidence and consistency. People love a pundit who pounds the table, foretelling the future without wavering an inch. Indeed, in 2013 two economics graduate students from Washington State University showed that confidence trumped accuracy when measuring the popularity of pundit predictions.
The New York Times – Working as a technical photographer at Washington State University, where he studied as an undergraduate, Mr. Barker was selected by an ad hoc committee at the university to travel to Selma, Ala., to support marchers and document their activities. In March 1965, activists would make three attempts to complete a five-day, 54-mile march to Montgomery.Continue reading