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General Category => Books => Topic started by: alwaysinvert on November 21, 2018, 12:35:40 PM

Title: The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life - Robin Hanson
Post by: alwaysinvert on November 21, 2018, 12:35:40 PM
With co-author Kevin Simler but that didn't fit in the title.

I saw that there is a thread on Caplan's book, so in the name of signalling theory, Hanson's book from this year deserves its own too.

Recommended for everyone but especially righteous people with pure motives.

https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Brain-Hidden-Motives-Everyday/dp/0190495995

Interview about the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dbgb12xi4E

Hanson's blog: http://www.overcomingbias.com/
Title: Re: The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life - Robin Hanson
Post by: DooDiligence on November 21, 2018, 06:56:43 PM
Let me signal my virtue by saying that I signal on a daily basis.

Right now I'm trying to signal "yield" to a woman at the bar who undoubtedly lost her virtue decades ago.

Actually, I'm signaling "hey, I'm a really busy guy, look at me on my phone."

Crap, this can get really confusing.

How do you signal, I'm not a poser?