The Obscure Calculation Transforming Climate Policy

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After long debate, economists and philosophers are reaching consensus on how to value future generations. Barring a mass Homo sapiens extinction event from, say, nuclear war or another disaster, many more billions of humans will…

What Commentators Get Wrong (and Right) About North Korea

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This month, North Korea tested around two dozen missiles, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of approximately 5,000 miles.

Misinformation Is Not As Persuasive As People Fear

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In 2017, Collins Dictionary crowned “fake news” its word of the year.

Why Abuse in Women’s Professional Soccer Was an “Open Secret”

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An investigation has found that widespread abuse of players in U.S. women’s professional soccer existed despite some of the behavior of coaches being “an open secret.”

That Tough Decision You’re Avoiding Won’t Get Easier with Time

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If the last two years of navigating the pandemic did nothing else, it revealed just how consequential even the most seemingly immaterial decisions can be.

DEMENTES Podcast: Question Your Beliefs, with Dan Ariely

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Jk_wGTM9o In this episode of the DEMENTES podcast, host Diego Barrazas is joined by Dan Ariely to discuss the downside of being an authority in the behavioral sciences, the types of decisions we make,…

Why It Seems Like So Many Big Tech Whistleblowers Are Women

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A number of high-profile whistleblowers in the technology industry have stepped into the spotlight in the past few years.

Ray Dalio and the Game Theory of Choosing Business Partners

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In his 2017 book Principles: Life and Work, the American billionaire investor and hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio offers some tips on choosing business partners.

“Severance” and the Philosophy of Separating Work-Me from Home-Me

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If you could take work-life balance to its most literal extreme, what would it look like? That’s the central theme of Severance, the sci-fi series that has just finished airing on Apple TV.