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List Of Passages I Highlighted In My Copy Of Legal Systems Very Different From Ours

[See previous post here; read book online here.] Question I’d never thought to ask before: are we sure it’s a good idea to let people know what the laws are? The Chinese legal system originated somewhat over 2000 years ago … Continue reading

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List Of Passages I Highlighted In My Copy Of “Superforecasting”

In year 1, [the Good Judgment Project] beat the official control group by 60%. In year 2, we beat the control group by 78%. GJP also beat its university-affiliated competitors, including the Uniersity of Michigan and MIT, by hefty margins, … Continue reading

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List Of Passages I Highlighted In My Copy Of “Hive Mind”

Even though simple logic said “there will be blood”, there were nevertheless long stretches [of WWI] when all was quiet on the Western front. Why? Axelrod said this was due to the power of tit for tat, which we discussed … Continue reading

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List Of The Passages I Highlighted In My Copy Of “The Two-Income Trap”

– but which didn’t fit naturally into the review. Today’s bankrupt families are deeper in debt than their counterparts just twenty years earlier, and their overall financial picutre – assets and debts – is worse. In 1981, the median family … Continue reading