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This review is from: Thinking, Fast and Slow (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This was a very interesting and readable book by one of the founders of "Behavioural Economics." Despite winning the Nobel Prize for Economics (with Amos Tversky),he isn't actually an economist though.
This was a fascinating book and it was very readable for the most part. There were lots of notes and references in the back so it is quite rigorous as well.
Much of the material is quite well known and has been featured in quite a few books before.
Though to be fair to the author it was often his theories and research in the first place.
I did have a few small reservations. Many people have questioned some of his interpretations of the results of his experiments, especially as to what extent they reveal people's irrationality and also many people think that when conditional probabilities are expressed as frequencies many of these problems disappear.
Despite these small quibbles I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it.