If there’s one conclusion we can draw off work from behavioural scientist. It’s that we cannot trust our brains when it comes to processing abstract information such as statistics.
In his 1997 book Whose Reality Counts? Robert Chambers, himself an economist wrote: Economists have come to feel What can’t be measured, isn’t real. The truth is always an amount – Count numbers; only numbers count. 20 years on, is Chambers still right? If so, does it matter? If so, what can be done about it? *** The topic of the poem, the ‘truth’, is a complex one. Truth in an … Continue reading Atticus Under-30 Essay 2017