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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Feb 06, 12

bookshelves: 2012
Read in January, 2012

Behavioral economics as self-help. Part I was revelatory. Really quite amazing. I wonder how the world would work if this was like common sense and knowledge.
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message 1: by Alice (new)

Alice Harry really enjoyed this as well, but I think his overall takeaway was "we are doomed."


Rick Alice wrote: "Harry really enjoyed this as well, but I think his overall takeaway was "we are doomed.""

To me, it just showed me how far we have to go as a society and a species. We're not even close to a logical, effective type of social structure or government, and the vast majority of decisions we make are still emotional, PLUS we are being manipulated constantly. I don't think that means we're doomed, I think it means we're still in a middle ages, nowhere near the pinnacle of humanity's potential.


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