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Specious Optimism

Kitsch is the denial of shit. — Milan Kundera

There has always been a socially mediated effort to pigeonhole most forms of critical thinking, analysis, and dialectical assessment as a manifestation of negativity, bitterness, and animosity. 547 more words

Do monkeys outsmart us?

(This is an English translation of an entry I originally published in Spanish in Nada es Gratis, the leading economic blog in Spanish. Therefore, … 1,542 more words

Experimental Papers

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

If you’re anything like me, happiness is not something you think about consciously. You take it for granted. I’ve always been of the opinion that happiness is a choice- a function of one’s own mental state, and virtually unrelated to our environment. 796 more words


Nothing left to say

As a student on Economics, I have actively begun to think of things using the framework of game theory. Anticipating.

But while this is a reasonable way to think it may cause, as seen in my lecture notes; 200 more words


Tips for thinking

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. 123 more words

Behavioral Economics

How you change your mind

What happens to today’s opinions tomorrow?

Byron Sharp’s How Brands Grow is the only marketing text I refer to on a regular basis. It’s well written and pulls no punches. 126 more words

Behavioral Economics