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White House Correspondents' Dinner: No Fake News Here!

In a really over-blown, over-the-top effort to prove to the world they are legitimate, and quite possibly to themselves, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held last night in Washington…without the President in attendance. 515 more words

History, Tradition, and Understanding in Gadamer’s Truth and Method

Solomon Wiener, Columbia University

In his Truth and Method, Hans-Georg Gadamer develops his account of hermeneutics in contrast with two competing theories. These approaches posit that a text has a fixed, original meaning, and they attempt to establish objective interpretive methods in discerning the original meaning of a text. 1,928 more words


Adoption hierarchy and stereotypes

I’ve been re-watching the series Newsroom and the last episode I watched was where Will is in jail for contempt and is having a conversation with an imaginary cell mate.  582 more words


Availability bias, and how meditation is the antidote

One of the most prevalent biases that affects our behavior is the availability bias. As Kahneman explains it, “the world in our heads is not a precise replica of reality; our expectations about the frequency of events are distorted by the prevalence and emotional intensity of the messages to which we are exposed.” It basically says that if something can be recalled, it must be important enough to be considered for decision making.  231 more words


REVIEW: Ted Talk, "How to Overcome Your Biases"

The TED Talk I am reviewing can be watched here.

A brief introduction:

Certain arguments in Myer’s Ted Talk are lacking and approached incorrectly. Although she did make some strong points later on, how she presents some points at the start of the video is contradictive to the purpose of the talk. 154 more words

Peace got Pigeonholed

Order Order Order! The scene of a courtroom flashes our minds, But this ‘Order Order Order’ is not restrained to the courtroom only , it has invaded our lives , corroded the minds and distorted our vision. 827 more words

Self Reflection

Biases All Investors Have

We try hard to be rational, and to not make decisions that go against our better judgement.  Yet the truth of the matter is that we’re all subject to little biases which impact every behavioral decision we make.   465 more words

Domenick Tonacchio