So I've gotten Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman a while back at the suggestion of someone, and I'm on chapter 4 right now (image related) And its really getting difficult to stay in into it, The book is supposed to be about how thinking processes work an the types they are separated into, but even this early into it there is so much just wild swinging around.
When a book tells you to read two words, then goes onto a paragraph explaining your reaction and thought process and manages to get every single thing wrong, its really hard to believe there's anything worth reading further on.
Has anyone else read it? Does it get better or am I better off just saving my time and going to something else?
OP, when will people realize behavioral economics is a crock of shit? he brought something new to the table but its straight up psych bullshit, no real econ insight. he should have devoted his efforts on providing a more rigorous treatment of economics as a branch of applied math, imho.
I don't know man, I just wanted to read something different for a change, didn't really expect a book devoted to speculating about the reader at every turn, and half the shit feels like armchair psychology to boot.
this must be a complicated troll right
it's pretty good. it's a pop science book so it walks through ideas slowly, occasionally producing kinda cringe-worthy stuff like the paragraph you photographed. but give it some time to introduce the ideas, by the middle chapters there's some pretty insightful stuff.
>Well shit, I know that now. At least I learned four chapters in and didn't have to read the whole fucking thing.
How about you read the goddamn book and make your own opinions! What the fuck else you gonna be doing that you can't sacrifice a week to read a goddamn book.