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I’m John Johnson, CEO of Edgeworth Economics, and co-author of “Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data you Consume Every Day.” Let’s talk data (and how it’s misrepresented and misinterpreted)! AMA!
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Hey Reddit! I am John Johnson, founder and CEO of the economic consulting firm Edgeworth Economics, which is known for its work in antitrust, labor, and intellectual property consulting. Edgeworth models all kinds of big data, from football player injuries to chocolate prices. With Edgeworth, I work as an expert witness, requiring that I explain both simple and complex data concepts to lawyers and juries that knew little about how data could be used to misrepresent a subject. My work explaining data inspired me to work with Mike Gluck to co-write a book: “Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data you Consume Every Day.” Everydata is about how all kinds of data is misrepresented and misinterpreted. Recently I wrote an op-ed for The Hill about the flaws in a particular political poll. In my “spare time,” I am chairman of the board at Appleseed, a nonprofit dedicated to social justice. In my ACTUALLY spare time, I follow professional wrestling and baseball. PROOF I’ll be back around 2:30 PM ET to answer all your questions about data (visualizations), how data is misused, econometrics, Everydata, Rampart, or whatever else your heart desires! Edit: I have a meeting to get to, but I’ll stop by tomorrow to answer any more questions that I get, or have missed so far Edit 2: I think I officially have to call it at this point. If you have any more questions, you can still post them here or PM me and I’ll try to get around to them at some point. Thanks so much to everybody who participated! Also thanks to u/rhiever who set this whole thing up. Appreciate your mods, they’re really great!