Friday, February 27, 2009

Information Overload

Media Matters reports that economists make up only 6% of guest appearances discussing the economic stimulus on cable shows.

Gnxp covers a study of porn subscriptions. A hilarious finding: church attenders have similar levels of porn subscriptions to the general populace, but avoid subscribing on Sundays.

Sales of Atlas Shrugged are "soaring", according to the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. “Americans are flocking to buy and read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ because there are uncanny similarities between the plot-line of the book and the events of our day.”

The Pain Is Worth the Gain-- social discomfort helps college students overcome groupthink.

Who are macro experts?, from Overcoming Bias.

Frank McAndrew explains the science of gossip.

Obama's popularity is... about normal, really.

Ben Goldacre at Bad Science, Vaughan at Mind Hacks, and Jeremy Dean at PsyBlog have been going back and forth recently about Facebook and media scares.

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