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Surreal choices

When decisions look bizarre, it may be because they involve unfeasible trade-offs Belgium is often associated with surrealism, not just thanks to renowned surrealist painter René Magritte was Belgian, but also because of its somewhat idiosyncratic politics. With six governments, … Continue reading

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Pernicious zero-sum thinking

(featured image credit: Jason Rowe) The assumption that buyers are losers and sellers are winners is a hardy perennial, and risks making us all into losers Here is a puzzle (it’s based on an old one, as you can tell … Continue reading

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