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Global Optimum

Nov 26, 2019

This episode features:

-Why does high status reduce creativity?

-How to remain creative as you gain status

-When should you distrust your own moral reasoning?

-How do we come to learn what counts as high status in our culture?

-What are the psychological underpinnings of “inspiration”?

-How to feel less motivated to engage in conspicuous consumption


Full transcript



Apply Psychology:

Borjas, G. J., & Doran, K. B. (2015). Prizes and productivity how winning the fields medal affects scientific output. Journal of human resources, 50(3), 728-758.

Ethical Injunction

High Status and Stupidity: Why?

Check This Rec:

Murray, D. (2019). The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity. Bloomsbury Publishing USA.