Farnam Street Blog
September 8, 2011 4:13 PM   Subscribe

Farnam Street Blog
The Farnam Street Blog posts the best articles from around the internet on psychology, behavioral economics, human misjudgment, persuasion, and other subjects of intellectual interest. @farnamstreet

I try to add value by elaborating on the content discussed, diving deeper into subjects, introducing readers to new concepts, and connecting the information in a latticework of mental models.

The site covers book reviews/notes. For an example see the notes on Tim Harford's book Adapt or Is Everything Obvious Once We Know The Answer?

I cover interesting topics such as How do scientific paradigm shifts happen?

I also introduce mental models.

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posted by sf9719 (4 comments total)

Very interesting stuff.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:42 AM on September 9, 2011

Long time subscriber to the Farnam St. RSS feed -- it's one of my daily reads and has been for a long while.
posted by unSane at 8:58 PM on September 14, 2011

This is a lovely blog. I've been following it for quite some time as well.

I'm not sure about the grandiose tagline that it is the blog "the smartest people on the net read." Is it supposed to be some sort of psychological persuasion primer thing that is supposed to make people feel better your blog or something?
posted by jabberjaw at 5:57 PM on September 21, 2011


At first the tagline was fun — a play at psychology as well an ambition but clearly nothing serious. I took it away a while back and received numerous emails asking to re-instate it. So now, it's more of a goal than anything. I might change it again. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear em.
posted by sf9719 at 6:21 PM on September 22, 2011

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