“In a world in which we are drowning in data, what’s really needed is more wisdom. We need the judgment to interpret data, and sound principles for navigating life. Enter “Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions That Define Us,” Russ Roberts’s book on life’s big decisions…Mr. Roberts’s argument more broadly echoes a growing sentiment in psychology and economics: We are more than pleasure-seeking algorithms.”
Life’s biggest decisions hide unknown costs and benefits. In Wild Problems, Roberts not only exposes this tricky predicament, he also shows readers how to confidently engage these decisions and truly flourish regardless.
An interesting and useful book. The ‘wild problems’ it explains how to solve include the biggest ones you’ll face in your life.
A beautiful meditation on big life choices, gently reminding us of the limits of narrow cost-benefit reasoning and presenting an alternative approach to human flourishing.
This excellent book won’t make your decisions for you. Instead, it will do something more powerful: help you think about your most important decisions in a completely new light.
Wild Problems is a powerful guide to a more meaningful life.
I’ve learned more about economics and economic reasoning from Russ Roberts than from all other sources combined. I am delighted to find out in this book that Roberts is also a source about the limits of economic reasoning when it comes to existential decisions.
Roberts’s thought-provoking take on the limits of data and the overquantification of contemporary life provides a bold and original perspective on how humans can make better decisions. Daniel Kahneman’s fans will find much to ponder.