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Chapter 5: Am I Rational? - Elevator edition

People think that they are rational. People think that they have good reasoning skills. Well, correctly speaking, every one thinks the same. I often doubt myself for being rational. 902 more words

Save us from Commodification

Is increasing commodification a problem, and if so, can behavioural economics help avert it?

Is the massive growth of the so-called sharing economy, typified by the likes of Uber and AirBnB, a sign of a trend towards a more closely networked society? 1,334 more words

Behavioural Economics

In Defense of Rationalism

For as long as I can remember I have been rebelling against the rational. Well, I can amend that and say for all of my twenties. 1,444 more words


apathy is the mask I wear
to shield me from the burning numbness of a heart
from a weight I cannot bear.

I am strong… 17 more words


Simplicity and truth

The Tyranny of Simple Explanations

Imagine you’re a scientist with a set of results that are equally well predicted by two different theories. Which theory do you choose? 65 more words

Behavioral Economics

San Bernardino: Conspiracy or Rationality?

The right to a trial and due process are considered basic human rights, but they are much more than that. Requiring due process is also about epistemology. 469 more words

Liberal Hypocrisy

House of Complexities

“Friendship is very different from a relationship!” Dianne argued as she spoke of her issues with her fiancè.

“No, it isn’t. Every friendship is a relationship, and the intimacy between two people, is established on the foundation of friendship,” countered Jenny. 171 more words