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The Science of Fear by Dan Gardner
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May 13, 2009

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A sharp little book on the death of Homo Economicus and the problems of understanding risk with our crazy crazy brains, plus a wonderful reminder that we actually live in the best of times in many ways. (He recommends a little tour of an old graveyard, should you doubt this.)
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