Archive for November, 2012

November 29, 2012

Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is seen by many as one of the world’s most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields – including business, medicine, and politics – and in Thinking, Fast and Slow he takes readers on a tour of the mind, explaining the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. Joel Suss feels that the book should be made required reading for anyone who still holds fast to the notion that people make decisions rationally.

Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman. Allen Lane. November 2011.

Humans are hard-wired to be overconfident in their decision-making abilities, an evolutionary feature that allows us to instantaneously and comfortably make decisions and avoid the halting (and in the distant-past of human history, life-threatening) paralysis that would result from constant self-doubt.

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November 26, 2012

Call for Articles!


The Public Sphere journal team is delighted to invite IPA students and alumni to submit contributions for our newly launched policy blog ‘Off the Spectrum’ (OTS). OTS will provide an informal window for IPA students to discuss today’s most important global issues, and will complement the journal’s highly academic, research-based approach.

Authors are asked to contribute to Off the Spectrum by writing a short political or economic commentary (500 – 1,250 words) on an issue or event in today’s world. Guidelines to submission are included in the below attached “Call for Articles” PDF. We also welcome other contributions such as book reviews and interviews with leading academics and policymakers.

In addition to article submissions, we currently invite new writers to join the OTS team as regular contributors, who would work with the OTS editors and regularly write new articles to be posted on the blog.

OTS is currently only open to submissions from IPA students and alumni.

We look forward to receiving your contributions. For queries, please contact Dennis Shen (Editor), Joel Suss (Editor), or Ganga Shreedhar (Chief Editor).

The Public Sphere Team

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