I think you mean “there are no RIGHT answers”

I think a useful thing for someone to do at some point would be to compile – in book format, I guess – a handy list of all those contradictions you’re in danger of espousing if you don’t properly contextualize your political points of view. To cite a gratuitous example: latte leftists who are all…

Predictably Predictable about Irrationality

Noah has been reading Dan Ariely’s bestseller Predictably Irrational recently. It’s one of the more successful books of a popular new subgenre in pop science: the one that claims that we are evolutionarily wired to get certain things wrong. There isn’t a name for this yet, so let me suggest “Anthropological Relativity.” I’m not a…