Experiencing Self: Utility :: Remembering Self: Virtue Ethics

In Daniel Kahnemahn’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, he draws a distinction between the ‘experiencing self’ and the ‘remembering self.’ Like most conceptual models it is imprecise, but it nonetheless illustrates a few useful points. The experiencing self is the self that is concerned with our present state of being. The remembering self looks back at […]

Well, This is Embarrassing

Harvard economics chair Greg Mankiw has decided to repeat incorrect right-wing talking points that defy common sense. Yesterday he posted (and this is the entire post, not an excerpt): John Lott points out the following: “So far this year there have been 848,000 new jobs. Of those, 813,000 are part time jobs…. To put it differently, […]