How To Change Someone’s Mind [...]

This is how to change people’s minds:Be a partner, not an adversary: If you’re trying to win, you’re going to lose. The best approach is: Be nice and respectful. Listen. Understand. Instill doubt. (I refuse to change my mind about this.)Use Rapoport’s rules: They can seem awkward but they reduce conflict better than Valium.Facts are the enemy: Unless we’re talking about the savvy, attractive people who read this blog, yes, facts are the enemy.Use the “Unread Library Effect”: Let them talk. Ask questions. Let them expose their ignorance. Do not cheer when that happens.Use scales: Bring extreme statements down to earth with numbered comparisons. And unless they’re certain at a level 10, they’ll mention their own doubts which can aid your cause.Use disconfirmation: “Eric, under what conditions would disconfirmation not be effective?”Serious beliefs are about values and identity: Don’t attack what they believe, focus on the validity of their reasoning process and whether that identity is the only way to be a good person. (Source)

Fair Algorithms [...]

In any context where an automated decision-making system must allocate resources or punishments among multiple groups that have different outcomes, different definitions of fairness will inevitably turn out to be mutually exclusive. (Source)

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Jobs Aren’t That Volatile [...]

Job transitioning has actually slowed in the past two decades -- yes even for millennials. While the occupational structure of the economy has changed substantially in the last hundred years, the pace of new types of jobs has also slowed since the 1970s. Despite all the talk of the "gig economy," about 90% of the workforce is still employed in a standard job situation -- about the same percentage that it's been since 1995. More people aren't becoming freelancers; more people aren't starting startups. (Source)