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Author of Messy; Undercover Economist at the FT; presenter of BBC More or Less. (Please email if you want a response.) Views my own, of course.

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"The Riddler" - fun collection of puzzles from @FiveThirtyEight - quite mathsy but good if you like mathsy puzzles: https://t.co/CEmFhZAsTU
The challenge of our age: think less tribally. Most of us instinctively feel that this is desirable, and yet bursting our own bubbles is infuriatingly hard. https://t.co/90KmhL3zeG
Paul Allen has died, too young: https://t.co/BbgqNPjvkK
I've had a sneak peek at @tylercowen 's "Stubborn Attachments". Wonderful book - it's great to see someone trying to integrate philosophy and economics together, something which has a long and noble history but doesn't happen enough. Bravo. https://t.co/aMLJzAXmAT
Workplace exhaustion is a vicious cycle in the UK - "Overworking your employees and then suggesting they meditate is a little like breaking their legs and then inviting them to a lunchtime class on how to make splints." https://t.co/7Vf2elwfda via @sarahoconnor_
UC implementation has been hopeless. [Like Brexit] it needs to get past the tricky implementation stage. We cannot let a few obstacles stop us. British ingenuity will iron out details. There may be trouble ahead, but while there’s music and moonlight... https://t.co/hDT67ZuEMU
I've had a sneak peek at @tylercowen 's "Stubborn Attachments". Wonderful book - it's great to see someone trying to integrate philosophy and economics together, something which has a long and noble history but doesn't happen enough. Bravo. https://t.co/0dd4O0G2Kf
How to Make a Big Decision by @stevenbjohnson https://t.co/mtIIdmx8g2
“One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination,” the economist Thomas Schelling once observed, “is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him.”
Sports stars who celebrated too soon https://t.co/aaJ1ih6s8a - it would take a heart of stone not to laugh.
The challenge of our age: think less tribally. Most of us instinctively feel that this is desirable, and yet bursting our own bubbles is infuriatingly hard. https://t.co/90KmhLlaDg
Total(1) => 0.079791069030762 f_f_QM(2) => 0.068774938583374 indS(2) => 0.051260948181152 indM(2) => 0.015316009521484 indM_1(2) => 0.0023908615112305 indM_2(2) => 0.00073099136352539 indM_4(2) => 0.0019450187683105 indM_5(2) => 0.0057988166809082 indM_6(2) => 0.0014421939849854 indM_7(2) => 0.0015370845794678 indM_8(2) => 0.00087523460388184 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.009613037109375 f_f_dT(20) => 0.009218692779541