The power of rational thinking in a world that seems unreasonable
Rationality: what it is, why it seems scarce and why it matters. Issues such as vaccine-hesitancy, taxes and climate change have caused a range of institutions and individuals to chain themselves to unreason to pursue power. So what can we do to combat these issues? Nick Romeo explores how Steven Pinker’s new book on rationality shows that greater mastery of the concept can improve decision-making in many contexts in which we must act on uncertain and shifting information.
From The Washington Post