My new favorite blog

Overcoming Bias blog by Robin Hanson

From the site:

“Overcoming Bias is economist Robin Hanson’s  blog on honesty, signaling, disagreement, forecasting, and the far future.”

Hanson is an economist and George Mason University.  I can describe his posts only as eclectic, fascinating, and incredibly deep.  A couple of my early favorite posts including the following:

Work Signals – On the use of vacation leave.

Experts Agree - On the development of the new Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and how mental health professionals have more incentive to agree with a foregone conslusion.

War Games are Fake - How the military (allegedly) stacks the deck to make new techologies seem superior.

Forager, Farmer Morals

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