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Why we should value effort, not luck

July 1, 2010 by

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One cognitive bias most people have is that they hold in high esteem those who were born with good genetics. For example, if someone is born with good looks, we tend to value them more than less attractive people. Similarly, we value naturally intelligent people more than less intelligent people. But when we do this, […]

Do we need anti-discrimination laws to protect consumers?

June 21, 2010 by

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According to anti-discrimination laws, it’s wrong to hire employees or serve customers based on race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexuality, religion and political views. Supporters of anti-discrimination argue that without such laws, people would be treated unequally, and that it’s up to the government to make sure everyone stands on equal ground. But how would a […]

Why this blog exists

June 17, 2010 by

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The world is and always has been in a constant state of change. Nothing is static. The main difference between now and the past is that the changes are happening at an accelerating speed. As a result of scientific, technological and medical breakthroughs, the world and we who inhabit it will one day be vastly […]