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Dylan Evans

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Dylan Evans is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Emotion: The Science of Sentiment and Placebo: The Belief Effect. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics and is a lecturer in behavioral science at University College Cork School of Medicine in Ireland. He writes regularly for the Guardian and has appeared regularly on BBC radio.

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Dylan Evans

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Dylan Evans is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Emotion: The Science of Sentiment and Placebo: The Belief Effect. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics and is a lecturer in behavioral science at University College Cork School of Medicine in Ireland. He writes regularly for the Guardian and has appeared regularly on BBC radio.

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A lively introduction to the discovery of the mental aptitude known as risk intelligence, how vital it is in our lives, and how we can improve ours.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To succeed more often, double your failure rate

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In a remote villa in the Alpujarras in Spain

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Creativity

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Enthusiasm

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Tacos

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April 20, 2011

I’m tired of commentators blaming rising prices – or falling prices – on uncertainty. To take just two recent examples, AsiaOne News blamed a recent 0.15% fall in the Nikkei 225 index on “uncertainty over Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear crisis,” while BP and Caltex increased petrol prices, citing uncertainty about supplies from Libya and... see more

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