Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger

Loserthink with Scott Adams

Loserthink with Scott Adams

Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger - January 9, 2020 - 32:09

If you've been on social media lately, or turned on your TV, you may have noticed a lot of dumb ideas floating around.Such as, “we know when history will repeat and when it won't” or “we can tell the difference between evidence and coincidences.”Wrong! So says our latest guest, Scott Adams, author of Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America and also the man behind the Dilbert cartoon.If we're not careful, Adams says loserthink would have us believe that addicts should be responsible for fixing the opioid epidemic, and that your relationship fell apart simply because you chewed with your mouth open.Even the smartest people can slip into loserthink's seductive grasp. This book will teach you how to spot and avoid it, and will give you scripts to respond when hollow arguments are being brandished against you, whether by well-intentioned friends, strangers on the internet, or political pundits. You'll also learn how to spot the underlying causes of loserthink, like the inability to get ego out of your decisions, thinking with words instead of reasons, failing to imagine alternative explanations, and making too much of coincidences.Have a money question? Email me here.Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts."Jill on Money" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

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