Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on February 7, 2021

in Country Problems, Current Affairs, Myths and Fallacies

… is from page 228 of the late Hans Rosling’s wonderful 2018 book, Factfulness:

But now that we have eliminated most immediate dangers and are left with more complex and often more abstract problems, the urgency instinct can also lead us astray when it comes to understanding the world around us. It makes us stressed, amplifies other instincts and makes them harder to control, blocks us from thinking analytically, tempts us to make up our minds too fast, and encourages us to take drastic actions that we haven’t thought through.


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