Friday, 22 May 2009

Optimism vs Pessimism

I really do like this article by Brian Green on the excellently titled "Brickonomics" blog.  Here is an excerpt - do not be fooled by his hilarious paragraph - he is actually quite analytical...Link here for the rest....

"How else could we have presented the "reality" portrayed by the survey?

Well here is one way. Things are crap and they are going to get crapper, but probably not as quickly. And why are they not going to get crapper quite so quickly? Well, one major factor is that the crapper it is the harder it becomes to get any crapper.

It's not that difficult to put some solid mathematics behind that last sentence.

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