General

Quote of the week

The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it is, also, irretrievably broken. We call this period of research ‘childhood.’—Writer Michael Chabon, quoted at The Big Picture

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Studies have shown that the most most confident, specific and detailed forecasts about the future are: a) most likely to be believed by readers and TV viewers; and b) least likely to be correct.—Barry Ritholtz, money manager and financial writer

Quote of the week

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools—Herbert Spencer, English philosopher

Quote of the week

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.— William James, The Principles of Psychology

Labor Day weekend

Back on Tuesday. If you live in America, enjoy the holiday!