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Why Experts Make Bad Calls

In 2003, Michael Lewis wrote a book arguing for the algorithm that got made into a movie. “Moneyball” described how a low-budget Major League Baseball team, the Oakland Athletics, had become a contender by believing the statistics rather than the scouts — and by focusing on smarter stats. Brad Pitt played Athletics general manager Billy Beane.

 

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