New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks with the Nobel Laureate and psychologist Daniel Kahneman about the latter’s influential career and his new book Thinking, Fast and Slow.
David Brooks's column on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times started in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer." He is the author of "Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" and “On Paradise Drive : How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense,” both published by Simon & Schuster.
Daniel Kahneman pioneered the field of heuristics and biases with Amos Tversky. He won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on human decision-making.
Psychologist and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman explains the "Focusing Illusion" theory, a common human tendency to exaggerate the importance of one aspect of an idea or event. For example, says Kahneman, not all Californians are happy simply because of the state's pleasant climate and laid-back lifestyle.