How concepts are represented in the brain

I’m shocked at how little progress has been made in the past 3 decades to understand how the brain is organized at a conceptual level. At best, we’re shown glowing MRI scans of brain regions that are supposed to tell us something. They’re correlated with cognitive states and differences in human preferences, temperament and personality, but no… Read More »

A Theory of Inequality

Just published, “A Theory of Inequality” explores why people differ and how the diversity of traits among us leads to inequality. It then offers a remedy for inequality based on how lucky you are. If you never chose your traits and early experiences—if they are assigned to you by lottery—then you bear only limited responsibility for the… Read More »