Tantrums and overflowing nappies are no fun. But happiness is more than a bunch of pleasant feelings, as influential philosophers have argued.
Errors don’t necessarily mean your mind is faulty. They may actually be a sign of a cognitive system with limited capacity working efficiently.
The change point at which the happiness of most Australians no longer strongly depends on income has almost doubled from A$43,000 to A$74,000.
Protesters might make some noise, but not enough to stop vaccine passports becoming Australia’s preferred policy.
Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.
The quickest and simplest solution seems to be installing a new leader – someone with nerve, daring and, of course, charisma.
We are observing two new phenomena. On one hand doubt is shed on the quality of entire scientific fields or sub-fields. On the other this doubt is played out in the open, in the media and blogosphere.
Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his groundbreaking work incorporating how humans actually behave into economic thinking.
Stephen Hawking thinks we need to leave the planet. Do we?