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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Dan Gardner

Dan Gardner is a columnist with the Ottawa Citizen and author of Risk: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t—and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger (McClelland and Stewart, 2008) and Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail— and Why We Believe Them Anyway (McClelland and Stewart, 2010).

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The Market for Wisdom

Aggregating opinions can help predict everything from corporate sales to elections October 2012
In The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis celebrated the brave few who, prior to the crash of 2008, refused to swallow the Kool-Aid being ladled up from Wall Street’s sterling silver punchbowl. “The best way to make money on Wall Street,” one of these mavericks dared to think, “was to seek out whatever it was that Wall Street believed was least likely to…