Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Why Smart People Often Do Stupid Things

Trying to explain the plentiful financial screw-ups that recently have come to light. From Benefits Canada:

Deconstructing “Stupidity”: Why Smart People Often Do Stupid Things

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December 24, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, economics, investing | , | 3 Comments

Set in Our Ways: Why Change Is So Hard

This explains a few things —  from Scientific American Mind (December 17, 2008):

Set in Our Ways: Why Change Is So Hard

Millions of us dream of transforming our lives, but few of us are able to make major changes after our 20s. Here’s why

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December 24, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, decision making | | Leave a comment