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The culture of being wrong

whoops-i-was-wrong1The popular Freakonomics blog at the NY Times examines the culture of being wrong and remembers AbeBooks’ campaign about books that will never be printed, including ‘Whoops I Was Wrong’ by George Bush.

How do we really feel when people admit their mistakes? When the person in question is a friend or family member, we all too often choose to rub his or her face in the mistake – while simultaneously exulting in our own rightness.

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