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Mindware by Richard E. Nisbett
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The book ahs promising introduction - how to reframe common problems in such a way that these powerful scientific and statistical concepts can be applied to them. Indeed introudction of problem-solving concepts as the law of large numbers, statistical regression, cost-benefit analysis, sunk costs and opportunity costs, and causation and correlation are enlightening and useful.

However, there are areas that suggestions offered by author are not useful. When it comes to testifying health claims reported by media, it is not possible for public to conduct experiment themselves.

The later parts of the book deal with logical and dialectical thinking and other more philosophical concepts. I found these not that practical and therefore not very interested in.

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