Adam Ford, Robin Hanson - The Elephant in the Brain, Science, Technology, and the Future, January 16, 2018.
Jacob Morgan, Hidden Motives In Everyday Life: How Our Brains Deceive Us At Work And In Life And Whether Or Not We Have The Power To Change, Future of Work Podcast, January 8, 2018.
Aaron Watson, 272 Unpacking the Instruments of Our Self-Deception with Kevin Simler & Robin Hanson, Going Deep Podcast, January 4, 2017.
David Wright, Robin Hanson Will Blow Your Mind. Not Unreasonable Podcast, January 3, 2017.
Tyler Cowen, *The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life*, Additions to my best books of the year list, Outline of the new Robin Hanson and Kevin Simler book, Marginal Revolution, January 3, 2018, December 24, February 20, 2017.
Phil Bowermaster, The Elephant in the Brain, World Transformed Podcast, January 2, 2018.
Issac Morehouse, 135 - Robin Hanson on 'The Elephant in the Brain', Issac Morehouse Podcast, January 1, 2018.
Frank Conway, 122: Robin Hanson on The Elephant In the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life, Economic Rockstar Podcast, January 1, 2018.
David Scharfenberg, You're probably a jerk. We all are. Boston Globe, December 30, 2017.
Garrett Petersen, The Elephant in the Brain, Hidden Motives, And Self-Deception with Robin Hanson, Economics Detective Podcast, December 29, 2017.
Michael Covel, Ep. 615: Robin Hanson Interview with Michael Covel, Trend Following Podcast, December 15, 2017.
Matt Davio, Hidden Motives in Everyday Life w/ Robin Hanson, One Minute Trader Podcast, December 14, 2017.
"a well-written analysis of human self-deception" Peter McCluskey, The Elephant in the Brain, Bayesian Investor Blog, January 31, 2018. "A great new book … So go grab the book. It’ll be required reading around these parts."
Venkatesh Rao, The Elephant in the Brain, Ribbon Farm, January 30, 2018.
"An entertaining and insightful book that sheds light on a diverse collection of perplexing human behaviors." Samuel Hammond, The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life—A Review, Quilletee, January 28, 2018.
"Jeder will ein guter Mensch sein. Deshalb demonstrieren wir ständig, wie sozial, kultiviert und gebildet wir sind – und belügen damit uns selbst. Das hat gravierende Folgen. Zum Beispiel beim Arzt order auf der Wohnungssuche." Von Tobias Kaiser, Das Problem mit unserem täglichen Selbstbetrug, Welt Am Sonntag, p.34, January 21, 2018.
"the best, most comprehensive, most powerful theory of human nature so far, an account that rigorously explains almost everything." Jason Brennan, You Should Read Simler and Hanson's *Elephant in the Brain*, Bleeding Heart Libertarians, January 18, 2018.
"a fabulous new book" "one of the five best books I have read in the last ten years" Rory Sutherland, A nice, cuddly NHS would be bad for us, The Spectator, January 20, 2018.
"It is a good book … It is because of this thought-provokingness and summarisation of dozens of books into a single one that I ultimately recommend the book for purchase." Artir Kel, This Review is not about reviewing The Elephant in the Brain, Nintil, January 16, 2018.
"A smart synthesis and offers several original metaphors. … Refreshingly frank and penetrating, leaving no stone of presumed human virtue unturned. The authors do not even spare themselves. … It is accessibly erudite." Matthew Hutson, Review: The Tangled Web We Weave, Wall Street Journal, p. A13, January 12, 2018.
"very readable … there are some excellent passages, and some wonderful ideas, but there are also many ideas which are in sore need of greater defence. It's worth reading, quite possibly more than once, but it is not - in my view - Book-of-the-year level good." Andrew, The Elephant in the Brain: some notes, Cafe de la Regence, January 9, 2018.
"I find the general framework deeply insightful, and his presentation to be more clear, analytical, and descriptive than other accounts. … At long last, Hanson and his co-author Kevin Simler have written a nice book that largely satisfies me: The Elephant in the Brain. I highly recommend it." Jess Riedel, Comments on Simler and Hanson, ForeXiv, January 5, 2018.
"A fantastic synthesis of subversive social scientific insight into hidden (or less apparent) motives of human behaviour, and hidden (or less apparent) functions of institutions." Tristan Haze, Two Critical Remarks on The Elephant in the Brain, Sprachlogik, January 3, 2017.
"I highly recommend the book. … This adds up to [my] buying about 90% of claims. For a book making so many bold claims, that's very good." Zvi Mowshowitz, Book Review: The Elephant in the Brain, Don't Worry About The Vase, December 31, 2017.
"Lots of Fun" Jamie Brandon, Notes on 'The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life', Scattered Thoughts December 29, 2017.
"By the end of the book, I was still not sure that I felt comfortable with the objectivity of the thesis, but acknowledge that it is a theory that resonates and an argument that has been well put together." Diarmuid, The Elephant in the brain – Book review, Managerial monkey business, December 28, 2017.
"A thoroughly enjoyable and easily digestible read on a difficult subject." Kieran McCarthy, Simler and Hanson on Our Hidden Motivations in Everyday Life, Joyous and Swift, December 14, 2017.
"Fascinating and accessible introduction to an important subject" The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life, Publishers Weekly, July 24, 2017.