Meet-Up (08/18) – Economics & Skepticism: Overview, Misconceptions, & Biases

Saturday August 18th, 2012 4:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

The Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics are having a meet-up on Saturday, August 18th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Colonial Lanes/Cubs A.C.restaurant. We’ll be in the back room located down the short hallway past the bar.

Our special guest will be Dr. Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Kimball is the blogger at Confessions of a Supply-Side Liberal. According to his blog, he “is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.” Kimball will help foster a conversation about how we can be better critical thinkers and skeptics when we encounter economic arguments. This meet-up will hopefully help us to recognize and better understand where our own ideological biases may be affecting our reasoning.

The first part of the event will be for general socializing and ordering refreshments. After which, there will be some announcements, and then we’ll start the informal Q & A at approximately 4:45pm.

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