The last week of the year is a time to look back upon the previous year and forward to the year ahead. We’ll be doing some of that here, culminating in New Year’s Eve, for our looks back, followed by New Year’s Day when we will make our predictions for 2016.
On December 31, we will look at the predictions we made on this blog on New Year’s Day 2015 to see who was the most prescient. I can say that a cursory look at last year’s comments includes a remarkable and highly specific prediction that actually came true. Now we can reward our winners with something a little more tangible. I will announce the winner, and if he reports in to claim his prize and tell us how he did it, I am asking EVERYONE to give him the highest World Table rating!
On New Year’s Day, we will make our predictions for the coming year. 2016 is an election year, after all, so it is bound to be consequential and ripe for prognostication. So be thinking about what you think will happen. And with that huge incentive of World Table points, you will want to make a lot of predictions. (IF World Table is still around next year, of course, which is a matter of prediction.)