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Why isn’t good evidence more effective in solving political debates?

A guest posting by Tim Lash

Canadian political decisions are defying reason more blatantly, more often. This is bad for good citizenship. But there’s hope. Recent developments in social science and neuroscience give insight into the problem, and may help devise solutions. 791 more words

Decision-Making: Refugee claim acceptance in Canada appears to be ‘luck of the draw’ despite reforms, analysis shows

Interesting from a decision-making perspective.

Reading this reminded me of some of Daniel Kahneman’s similar work where he showed considerable variability in decision-making, even depending on the time of day. 189 more words


Is success worth half your spleen?

This time last year, on the way to edit our film, I was involved in a serious car accident. With a brace around my neck and an excruciating catheter, the doctor removed half my spleen. 271 more words

Behavioral thinking: the come back

For people who studied information and communication sciences, the behavioral phase is synonym of early development and lack of understanding. This was the 50′s, democracies weren’t as mature as they’re now and everybody believed that we could be manipulated without consent.  81 more words


Daniel Kahneman Interview

Plenty of us have read Kahneman’s work, such as ‘Prospect Theory’ and ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’, but rarely is such a good interview with him available. 55 more words

Behavioral Economics

Don't Work For A Startup

Two years ago, I was unemployed, delusional, drowning in debt, and drunk every single night in front of the computer after days and days of endless coding (and, well, drinking). 1,646 more words


135 Journals Book Club: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman-ebook/dp/B00555X8OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397358503&sr=8-1&keywords=Thinking+Fast+and+SlowThinking, Fast and Slow

Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman starts his best selling economics/psychology tome with an intriguing idea: that people’s brains have two modes of operation: 585 more words