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This side of paradise

Jessa Crispin talks to Utopian writer J.C. Hallman about bucking the dystopian trend.

A place for optimism in a new, uncertain world

Since the economic bust and resulting recession, people often ask me whether I’m optimistic about our future. When we think about optimism from the perspective of behavioral economics, two important questions come to mind in light of our present circumstances. First, where do we naturally fall on the range from pessimism to optimism? And second, [...]

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