The Myth of Choice — Kent Greenfield

When you need to make a decision, having more choices isn’t necessarily better: what really matters is ending up with a good result. Greenfield cites an old Burger King advert: “Choices don’t mean a thing when there’s nothing good to choose.”

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Bernard Williams writing about the internet, from back in 2002. Bleakly insightful. twitter.com/martin_oneill/status/12859497149202432…


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And here is a BBC Philosopher’s Arms…

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And here is a BBC Philosopher’s Arms with Miranda Fricker, about Kant, Hume, racism and moral blame www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038c7bq

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@kirsty_johnston A lot of brown people…

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@kirsty_johnston A lot of brown people there. Vulnerable Group.

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A rising tide lifts all boats and…

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A rising tide lifts all boats and drowns everyone it catches without one.

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Don’t know who needs to hear this but I can’t stop thinking about it. Just let that sink in. #twittertropes

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“When making decisions, instead of…

“When making decisions, instead of asking ourselves which option will give us the best results, we should be asking which option will give us good-enough results under the widest range of future states of the world.” psyche.co/ideas/why-efficiency-is-dangerous-and-sl…

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Commentators who don’t know what…

Commentators who don’t know what they’re talking about just make everything worse. twitter.com/LouieTheRed1/status/129919072367416115…

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Stop whining! It just makes things…

Stop whining! It just makes things worse. twitter.com/NewsroomNZ/status/1298718427465412610

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“To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.”

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