Think Like a Freak - Chapter 2: The Three Hardest Worlds in the English Language Summary & Analysis

Steven Levitt
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The three hardest words in the English language to say are, “I don’t know.” If a person knows everything then there’s nothing he can learn. There are different levels of knowledge: scientific, belief-based; and; that which is fueled by special interest groups for power or money. The latter includes beliefs that are pushed on the general public. The NRA would have the general public believe that guns aren’t behind all the shootings! A trigger happy administration sold the people on the necessity of war because of the weapons of mass destruction that a Middle Eastern dictator had. Special interests sell their own version of the truth for their own ends.

When complex problems are addressed involving many layers of facts it is difficult at times for the general public to relate to the...

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