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“The point for neoliberalism is not to make a model that is more adequate to the real world, but to make the real world more adequate to its model… 4,014 more words
There comes a time in everyone’s lives where we see something so dumbfounding that we lose the ability to speak and may even potentially fall into a staring contest with the horizon. 606 more words
In this post I talk about Cass Sunstein’s book, Republic.com, published in 2001, in the context of today’s world of Facebook and Twitter.
Today’s avid social media users will be no strangers to the phrases ‘echo chamber’ and ‘filter bubble’. 1,030 more words
Arguably, behavioural economics is Richard Thaler’s baby. And an important baby it is too, being part of an essential late twentieth century trend. At last, economists – spurred on by psychologists and social scientists, stopped seeing people as ‘rational units of intelligent decision making’ and started seeing us as part rational and part irrational bundles of ideas, knowledge, feelings, desires and biases. 962 more words