Understanding Risks

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There is some dispute about whether human beings are good or bad at understanding and responding to the risks present in today’s world. What is clear is that most people have a poor understanding of what those risks are, and how they compare to each other in terms of how much you should focus on one risk as compared to another.

This External Brain covers both individual risks and societal risks, organizing books, reports, infographics, news stories, videos, and websites to help you rapidly get your head around the absolute and relative importance of a wide variety of risks in the modern world. You’ll then be in a much better position to assess and respond to those risks in an appropriate way.