Articles Archive for December 2010
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Recently for my day job I have been reading up on behavioral economics as it relates to banking. In my research I stumbled upon, of all things, an article on the autism-vaccine debate.
Behavioral economics concerns itself with the cognitive biases that impact how we make decisions, particularly in ways that diverge from rational choice theory, the foundation of classical economics.
Here is an example:
Suppose I tell you that you can drive 10 minutes down the street and purchase an iPhone for $400. However, if you drive an extra 15 minutes further, …
We live with a caveman – according to The Happiest Toddler on the Block. One minute Theory is happy and smiling saying “I like that song” or “I like pancakes” with the greatest sense of enthusiasm. The next minute she is whining and demanding to be held, tears in her eyes and despair on her face. It is heart wrenching.
While I recognize that it could be much much worse, it has been nevertheless a difficult transition. Theory is not that jealous, but she needs attention and when Tara and I …
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Sir Author Conan Doyle based Sherlock Holmes on Dr. Joseph Bell, a doctor for whom he worked. Bell was renown for his power of observations and deductive reasoning. He was highly sought after and Queen Victoria was one of his patients. House, the character on the TV show by the same name, was based on Holmes, who oddly enough was based upon Dr. Bell.
On a side note, the new BBC production of Sherlock ROCKS.
We all hope for a Dr. Bell when we see a physician — someone with …