Tag Archives: heuristics

Categorically wrong

(featured image: Thomas Quine/Flickr CC BY 2.0) There is one heuristic we use a lot. We also misuse it quite a bit. (Warning: this piece contains references to activities which may temporarily not be available in your area.) Bedtime was … Continue reading

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Behavioural economics’ bone of contention

(credit: Michael Warmby CC BY) Should we avoid using heuristics, or instead prefer them over ‘rational’ methods?   Behavioural economics is the branch of the dismal science that is concerned with how real people behave in a way that deviates … Continue reading

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Your own personal dogma

(featured image credit: Thomas Hawk) Much of what we do, we don’t really question. That is a mixed blessing Last Friday evening I was driving back home on the M20 towards London. In the distance I could see a small white … Continue reading

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