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Of course, panic itself is a bit of a vague term, although it clearly refers to some kind of failure of collective nerve in the market. For a panic based model of financial crises to have any validity...
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Decision making, the challenge of choice, is often discussed as though it's a single, invariant type of event. Perhaps this is most strongly presented in the idea of stable preferences, the idea that ...
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Christmas is coming, so it's time for all right-thinking blogs to publish a random list of books in the hope of generating enough income to throw another log on the fire (or at least buy some more boo...
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The press have always had a key role to play in the maintenance of democracy. They have free speech rights which are protected by the courts – in particular they have the right to protect their source...
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So, although we've seen the effect of cycles on markets and on investor behaviour, and of investor behaviour on markets and cycles, it isn't truly clear that those cycles are really cyclical. If you l...
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Anyway, in essence the argument is that we can only think about things that our language allows us to make salient. If we don't have an expression for an idea then it's not just that we can't talk abo...
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These ideas should all sound familiar to people acquainted with the mores of modern society, all part of a belief system based on the scientific method, even leading to a conception of the pleasure-pa...
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Charlie Munger uses the Pythagorian proof that the square root of 2 is irrational as an example of inversion – because they started by trying to prove it wasn't irrational and wound up with a contradi...
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Now recent research confirms this, up to a point. Which is a weasel-worded way of trying to convey the idea that I wasn't exactly right but don't want to admit it. Before we get all excited, however, ...
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One of the recurring themes we keep hitting here is the balance between freedom and behavioral intervention. Nudge theories, for instance, assume that pushing people in a direction that's good for the...
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