More proof that you can’t go wrong with a Michael Lewis book. This is the story of the revolution in psychology and behavioral economics ushered in by the work of two researchers, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Together they pretty much demolished the idea of human beings as coldly rational economic agents.
I had encountered their ideas before, but this book was a good refresher. What I wasn’t aware of was their extraordinary individual biographies and the remarkable, and sometimes fraught, nature of their collaboration.