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Three talks (come along!), the psychology of magic, and more prediction challenges

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Three talks I’m busy in the coming days! Do consider buying a ticket to my event at the Rotman school this Wednesday (10pm UK time, 5pm EST) – a copy of The Data Detective is included in the ticket price and with the excellent Heski Bar-Isaac steering the conversation I expect we’ll go deep. Come along! Alternatively, on Saturday 12 June I’m giving a talk to conclude the IEA’s “Think” conference. Registration details here. Or if you prefer to hear me interviewing someone else , next week (Monday 14th) I’m talking to Gillian Tett about her excellent and thought-provoking new book Anthro-Vision. When will the UK have fully vaccinated 80% of its adult population? A new superforecasting question is live – sign up and have a try! Experiencing the Impossible – not

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Three talks I’m busy in the coming days! Do consider buying a ticket to my event at the Rotman school this Wednesday (10pm UK time, 5pm EST) – a copy of The Data Detective is included in the ticket price and with the excellent Heski Bar-Isaac steering the conversation I expect we’ll go deep. Come along!

Alternatively, on Saturday 12 June I’m giving a talk to conclude the IEA’s “Think” conference. Registration details here.

Or if you prefer to hear me interviewing someone else , next week (Monday 14th) I’m talking to Gillian Tett about her excellent and thought-provoking new book Anthro-Vision.

When will the UK have fully vaccinated 80% of its adult population? A new superforecasting question is live – sign up and have a try!

Experiencing the Impossible – not sure I’ve yet recommended Gustav Kuhn’s book about the psychology of magic, Experiencing the Impossible, but it’s a fascinating read with plenty of good stuff about the history, practice and neuroscience of magic. Having chatted to a professional magician or two, not all of them see it Kuhn’s way, and I am not qualified to judge. But I did enjoy the book very much and learned a lot.

Sunday Times No 1 Business Bestseller. I’m delighted to report that not only is How To Make The World Add Up still on the Times paperback bestseller lists, it’s back at number one on the Sunday Times business bestseller lists. If you’ve picked up a copy and / or recommended it to others. thank you.

I’ve set up a storefront on Bookshop in the United States and the United Kingdom – have a look and see all my recommendations; Bookshop is set up to support local independent retailers.

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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