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Tag Archives: Rationality
I was reading the comments on this CNN article, titled “Experts Caution Against Stem Cell Treatments Abroad.” They’re pretty typical of CNN comments: CorrDNEqCaus All I’m reading here is, “Don’t trust these treatments until we’re able to provide them and … Continue reading
One is that in order to learn how to do something well, you have to fail sometimes. In order to fail, there has to be a measurement system. And that’s the problem with most philanthropy–there’s no measurement system. You give … Continue reading
From Psychology Today: The great surrealist artist Salvador Dali was described by his fellow students at the Madrid art academy as “morbidly” shy according to his biographer Ian Gibson. He had a great fear of blushing and his shame about … Continue reading
A lot of people don’t really want advice, they want you to tell them what decision to make, or they want permission to implement the decision they’ve selected. Recognize these people and these situations early. If you’re up to it, … Continue reading
We generally understand how specialization and competitive advantage make us all richer. Lawyers particularly, and I imagine other highly paid hourly workers, understand that the best use of their time is spent lawyering. For this reason, these professionals have an … Continue reading
Whenever an event can be explained by either a vast conspiracy or simple incompetence, always assume incompetence. This is merely a corollary to Hanlon’s Razor, but it can save you just as much anguish.
Nearly everyone I went to law school with was there because they hadn’t figured out what they wanted to do with their lives. It wasn’t that they were passionate about law, or putting bad guys away, or freeing the innocently … Continue reading