Humans prefer cockiness to expertise


Fri, Jun 26th, 2009 08:58 by capnasty NEWS

Ever wondered why the pundits who failed to predict the current economic crisis are still being paid for their opinions? It's a consequence of the way human psychology works in a free market, according to a study of how people's self-confidence affects the way others respond to their advice.



You may also be interested in:

U.S. Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented, Artificial DNA Can
The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect
Surgical Robots Operate With Precision
"Most biologists aren't interested in making designer babies or mutant species."
Producing Jet Fuel Out of Thin Air