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The Birthday Paradox

Pudding

I’m sure most of have heard of the birthday paradox: the chance of two people sharing the same birthday is above 50 percent as soon as you have x people in the same room (not going to spoil the number here for those who haven’t heard of it). I’m also pretty sure, though, you haven’t seen an explanation of it that is so comprehensible (and charming) as this one by The Pudding.

The Atlas Of Redistricting

FiveThirtyEight

If you’ve never heard of gerrymandering or never quite understood what it means, this is the place to start (and it really is an important issue you should be aware of). If you do, however, know what gerrymandering is, this is a great piece to go deep and explore in detail how re-drawing districts in various ways affects long term winning probabilities.