The New You of 2010: How to Think About Thinking

As we prepare for the onset of 2010, with the plethora of resolutions which we will make and keep, we hope know,  on past Valentine’s Day and Arbor Day and Groundhog Day and  into the hopeful renaissance of spring, we might want to tinker a bit with the basic intellectual toolkit that we’ll need to become the New And Better Us of the new decade.

To that end, find out here if you’re a “cognitive miser” who may also suffer from “dysrationalia.” The article may help to explain why being really smart, like we are, doesn’t mean we always think clearly, and why many politicians, even those we know are Good (meaning we voted for them),  don’t always think as clearly as they should.

You’ll also find the answer to this tantalizing riddle (and I bet you get it wrong!)

Jack is looking at Anne, but Anne is looking at George. Jack is married but George is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person?

Yes      No      Cannot be determined

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