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Fear, Scouting, and when can you trust a statistic?

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The Data Detective meets The Scout Mindset – I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Julia Galef, author of The Scout Mindset and one of my very favourite interviewers, on the Rationally Speaking podcast. We go deep – enjoy! Last minute notice, but in a couple of hours I’m talking to Gillian Tett about her excellent and thought-provoking new book Anthro-Vision. Intriguing books on my pile, which I hope to read soon: The Musical Human (Michael Spitzer, a recent Radio 4 book of the week), Journey Beyond Fear (John Hagel, amazing endorsements), The Social Instinct (Nicola Rouhani, an evolutionary psychologist explains the origins and limits of cooperation), How To Think (Tom Chatfield, and thus guaranteed to be excellent). When can you trust statistics? I made a

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The Data Detective meets The Scout Mindset – I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Julia Galef, author of The Scout Mindset and one of my very favourite interviewers, on the Rationally Speaking podcast. We go deep – enjoy!

Last minute notice, but in a couple of hours I’m talking to Gillian Tett about her excellent and thought-provoking new book Anthro-Vision.

Intriguing books on my pile, which I hope to read soon: The Musical Human (Michael Spitzer, a recent Radio 4 book of the week), Journey Beyond Fear (John Hagel, amazing endorsements), The Social Instinct (Nicola Rouhani, an evolutionary psychologist explains the origins and limits of cooperation), How To Think (Tom Chatfield, and thus guaranteed to be excellent).

When can you trust statistics? I made a short little fun film for the BBC, trying to boil down some ideas in How To Make The World Add Up to the zestiest, most concentrated form. Enjoy!

Tim Harford
Tim is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of “Messy” and the million-selling “The Undercover Economist”, a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less” and the iTunes-topping series “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

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