Affiliations: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Ret.), Washington, DC, USA | E-mail: Arthur.Kennickell@gmail.com
Note:  An earlier version of this article appeared in the December 2016 issue of Amstat News; see http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/ 2016/12/01/crookedroads/. That paper followed from my formal discussion of papers presented at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in a session organized by Barry Johnson to commemorate the 100th anniversary of SOI. Those papers are included in this issue of the SJIAOS.