Lately I’ve been reading a lot of new and surprising reappraisals of human rationality. Here is a bibliography of a few of these books and essays. Bibliography: the new understanding of human rationality: The Enigma of Reason. A book by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber published in April of 2017. Go to Book The Argumentative…… Continue reading Books about human rationality.
This post is a review of a New Yorker article by Elizabeth Kolbert titled Why Facts Don’t Change our Minds published on February 27, 2017. This article is, among other things a review of the book The Enigma of Reason by the cognitive scientists Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber. I have discussed the work of Mercer and…… Continue reading Why facts don’t change our minds
This is a review of the Project Syndicate article America’s Broken Democracy by Jeffrey D Sachs. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of…… Continue reading America’s Broken Democracy
This is a review of an article by Joseph Stiglitz in Project Syndicate titled Trump’s Rogue America. It was published on June 2, 2017. Joseph Stiglitz is probably the best known economist in the US. ” Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in…… Continue reading Trump’s Rogue America
This is the second article in a series of three articles about Glacier National Park. Here is the first article if you want to read that one first. The first article ended with a description of the trail of the Cedars and the Avalanche Creek Gorge. In this article I continue moving East, along Going to…… Continue reading Visiting Glacier National Park, Part 2
This post is about an article in Project Syndicate titled Donald Trump’s Historic Mistake. It was published June 1, 2017. Before I get into this article, I want to briefly tell you how good Project Syndicate, the site where the article appears, is. Project Syndicate is an international site that features what are probably the world’s best articles…… Continue reading Donald Trump’s Historic Mistake
Paul Krugman column in the NYT on June 1, 2017. Paul Krugman says that a low-emissions economy would look a lot like the economy we have now. It would mostly run on electricity which would be generated by wind, solar and nuclear, all of which have become much less expensive recently. Sure, the sun doesn’t…… Continue reading Going non-carbon wouldn’t hurt the US economy a bit.