What are some of your favorite intellectual fads?
For me, the 'nudge' idea has been so overblown and misconstrued with poor psychology data mixed with lacking data I have trouble taking anyone serious.
I worked in Advertising for years and the ideas presented were not much different. There are still some great ideas, and people, but god damn did it get overblown.
@charleschu @Zim Jess Whittlestone did some great research on the confirmation bias and how the overstated its evidence is http://jesswhittlestone.com/blog/2018/1/10/reflections-on-confirmation-bias
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I like the advertising history of using the ideas, 60-70 years of it. Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Group, has a great Farnum St. interview about it, the guy is entertaining as hell, link is below