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Emotion is the enemy of rational argument

“An expert must be bold if he hopes to alchemize his homespun theory into conventional wisdom.  His best chance of doing so is to engage the public’s emotions, for emotion is the enemy of rational argument.  175 more words

(Non-)Masonic Book Review: Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak authors Steven Levitt and and Stephen Dubner are best known for their best selling book Freakonomics, in which they look at hidden incentives and unexpected correlations and causation in everything from sports to politics and crime, all through the lens of economic science. 1,914 more words

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