7 Posts Tagged "Hard problem Soft thinking"

Air conditioning is not the enemy

Posted on August 8th 2013 | 0 comments
Carbon pollutio ...
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PlasTax: the best kind of nudge

Posted on May 1st 2013 | 0 comments
Nudge is the best kind of book. It presents the type of head-slappingly obvious solutions to public policy problems that make you wonder why you needed a book to tell you about them in th ...
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Few Thais recycle, no one bikes, plastic bags are everywhere and Bangkok is afflicted by gridlock and pollution. So you might say that, in general, Thais behave more like citizens of a rapidly emerging economy than the typical Brooklyn environmentalist. Why, then, does virtually every h ...
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Trying to put the rebound effect for energy efficiency in its rightful place is like playing a game of wack-a-mole. Predictably every couple of years, someone new discovers the counter-intuitive appeal of showing how more efficient energy policies may lead to more energy use. Wham! Told yo ...
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Harvard's Martin Weitzman and I on why it isn't over 'til the fat tail zings: Call them “black swans,” “unknown unknowns,” “fat tails,” or “10-foot women.” Whatever you call them, they’re bizar ...
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Foreign Policy on Playing God

Posted on October 25th 2012 | 0 comments
In its first post-debate, non-debate piece ...
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Facts are polarizing, and are easily misused. That, in short, is the conclusion of the latest paper by Dan Kahan et al in "The Polarizing Impact of Science Literacy and Numeracy on Perceived Cli ...
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