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7 mins | May 13, 2020

What puzzles and poker teach us about misinformation

Tim Harford: we cannot escape our emotions — but we can take them into account. In his weekly column for the Financial Times, the Undercover Economist takes a closer look into 'cognitive reflection problems', a dilemma that "has an answer that is simple, obvious, and wrong — as well as a correct answer that is not too hard to calculate." For him, they can provide useful context to the way we consume information today, and teach us how to handle our emotional responses to it.

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