18 Nov '12, 5pm

#peakoil Optimism Bias: What Keeps Us Alive Today Will Kill Us Tomorrow: Definition of a lie: any not entirely a...

#peakoil Optimism Bias: What Keeps Us Alive Today Will Kill Us Tomorrow: Definition of a lie: any not entirely a...

But, before this all becomes too winding a tale, let me explain that I got back to thinking of this topic of lies and self deceit and Freud because of a pretty simple graph I picked up from the website of a Dutch TV channel named RTL-Z. And i’d like to stress that this graph, and what it depicts, by no means constitute an exception in any way shape or form; the graph is merely an example of how economic and financial data are treated, and have been for years, by the media we frequent and trust. Thing is, we do that because they tell us what we want to hear and see and believe, because they provide that version of the story which we prefer to the real one, which doesn’t fit our optimism bias.

Full article: http://peakoil.com/generalideas/optimism-bias-what-keeps-...

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