Gary Antonick has created or edited over 100 logic and math puzzles for The New York Times. He is a visiting scholar at Stanford University, where he studies mathematical problem solving. He is also the author of the New York Times Numberplay blog, and gave a talk on the Neuroscience of Curiosity at Gathering 4 Gardner in 2014 (G4G11). Thanks for the mention, Gary!


Would You Bet Against Your Candidate?

Numberplay
By GARY ANTONICK

“Would you ever bet against your favorite sports team? Or your preferred presidential candidate? This kind of emotional hedge makes sense: if your side loses, your disappointment will be partly offset by your financial gain….”

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