Sunday, January 24, 2016

2016: The Year of Questioning Your Own Certainty

I've noticed a lot of good stuff along these lines so far this year:

Richard Thaler says to make it your New Year's resolution. [excerpted by NYMag]

The (potentially) misplaced certainty of Making a Murderer. [New Yorker]
(Older, but I first heard of the Steven Avery case in this Radiolab podcast on uncertainty. Lest you ever serve on a jury (or get questioned by the police), listen to this This American Life podcast about false confessions.)
 Chuck Klosterman's new book is about how everything might be wrong. 

Related (at least for this economist): Noah Smith on the dangers of 101ism.

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