Think you can predict the future? Good luck. In his new book The Signal and the Noise, statistician Nate Silver—who called the 2008 presidential election with near perfection—says to question your faith in many trusted prediction methods.
The price of cable TV continues to grow. Better online video content and streaming devices have spawned cord-cutters. What do these movements mean for the future of TV? Disrupters and cable insiders talk to Jennifer Armstrong.
While the business press is carping about weak economic growth, consumers are spending at a reasonable clip. So does the public know something the pundits don't? Or are regular people deluding themselves about their future?