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Daniel Kahneman – A Bat and a Ball Cost $1.10

[Update 9/8/2010 A paper Danny co-authored, “Income’s Influence on Happiness” has just been released.] … the bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Daniel Kahneman KNOWS that the first thought that entered your head was $.10–even if you’re a Computer Science major at MIT. But that’s the wrong answer. […]

A SHORT COURSE IN THINKING ABOUT THINKING

A “Master Class” By Danny Kahneman Danny Kahneman along with Amos Tversky won the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics for their discovery of behavioral economics. I learned about them through reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s “Fooled By Randomness” and then Daniel Gilbert’s “Stumbling on Happiness” I’ve become very interested in cognitive biases– as I understand them, […]