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“How We Decide” author Jonah Lehrer, fresh from a book tour of the UK, offers what he calls a “spluttering answer” (it’s really quite lucid) to a question he says he’s getting a lot these days: What decision-making errors were involved in our current financial meltdown?? The short version of his answer — well worth…

Back in October a study found that high testosterone levels were associated with higher levels of financial risk-taking. Now comes the blowback, as Andrew Sullivan notes: Tina Beatie attacks testosterone: …it is interesting to note that Pope Benedict has recently suggested that there is a close connection between original sin and the greed that has…

How Not to Fix the New York Times

In explaining How Not to Fix the New York Times, Felix Salmon identifies many assets that help make the Times so invaluable — and which may be hard to replicate in a more fragmented media world. The challenge for a New Media that seeks to replace newspapers rather than supplement them will be to either…