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on “Wishful Thinking”

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Social Scientists traditionally regard people’s beliefs about the future to be exogenous to their desires and wishes. It’s one thing to want something to happen, but it doesn’t suppose to affect our beliefs that it will.  My grandfather’s German passport which I found among my dad’s documents (see photo) shows how beliefs can be intermingled with wishes. Hugo Winter, a Jewish businessman from Koenigsberg, escaped Nazi Germany in 1934 to Palestine, leaving behind a flourishing business, a huge villa, and many friends and relatives. He never wanted to replace his fancy lifestyle in Germany

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