About Charles Wheelan:
Charles 'Charlie' J. Wheelan is American economist, speaker, founder of The Centrist Party, the author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate in the special election for Illinois's 5th congressional district, the seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel.
Obituaries are just like biographies, only shorter. They remind us that interesting, successful people rarely lead orderly, linear lives. I defy you to find a single obituary that begins, "Jane Doe won the Nobel Prize in large part because she was ad...Charles Wheelan
Maybe it's a stretch to blame a broader social pathology on hyper-competitive soccer parents. Still, there is not a huge downside to asking every once in a while, Why am I doing this? We will know for certain that my analysis is wrong when we see the...Charles Wheelan