Future Babble Why Pundits Are Hedgehogs and Foxes Know Best

ISBN-10: 0452297575

ISBN-13: 9780452297579

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Authors: Dan Gardner
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Description: "Genuinely arresting . . . required reading for journalists, politicians, academics, and anyone who listens to them." -Steven Pinker, author of How the Mind WorksWe are awash in predictions. In newspapers, blogs, and books; on radio and television. Every day experts tell us how the economy will perform next year, if housing sales will grow or shrink, and who will win the next election. Predictions are offered about the climate, food, technology, and the world our grandchildren will inhabit. And we can't get enough of it. Drawing on research in cognitive psychology, political science, and behavioral economics, award-winning journalist Dan Gardner explores our obsession with the future. He shows how famous pundits, "hedgehogs" who stick to one big idea no matter how circumstances change, become expert at explaining away predictions that are wrong while "foxes," who are more equivocal in their judgments, are simply more accurate.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

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