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Goodhart’s Law: Be Careful What You Measure

There’s an old economic adage from around 1975 that says, “Any observed statistical regularity tends to break down as soon as pressure is applied to it for control purposes.” This statement came from the Bank of England’s chief economic adviser, Charles Goodhart, in an article on monetary policy in the United Kingdom. Goodhart was making […]

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THE 5 REIKI PRINCIPLES & HOW TO USE THEM FOR A HAPPIER LIFE

The Five Reiki Principles are a simple route to a happier life. Even a short daily meditation on the Five Principles can have a profound outcome on your day-to-day wellbeing and mindfulness and are viewed by some as the first secular mindfulness program known. A Brief History of the Reiki Principles Reiki is a worldwide […]

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03 November 2020

Mental Model Cobra Effect  | At the time of British rule of colonial India, the British government was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in Delhi and so it offered a bounty for every dead cobra. The policy initially appeared successful. Eventually, however, the number of dead cobras being presented for bounty payment began […]

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27 October 2020

Mental Model Representativeness Heuristic  | Consider the following: Linda is 31, bright, single, and outspoken. She majored in philosophy at the university. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social injustice, and also participated in antinuclear demonstrations. Is it more likely that Laura works at a bank? Or, is it more […]

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Routine: Karl Marx

His mode of living consisted of daily visits to the British Museum reading-room, where he normally remained from nine in the morning until it closed at seven; this was followed by long hours of work at night, accompanied by ceaseless smoking, which from a luxury had become an indispensable anodyne; this affected his health permanently […]