Bloomberg to the Ivy League: Consider the Other Side

June 5, 2014 by Shane Parrish

“You must force yourself to consider opposing arguments. Especially when they challenge your best loved ideas.” — Charlie Munger

Recently, Charlie Munger commented that when he reads the New York Times, he pays special attention to Paul Krugman—with whom he very often disagrees—in order to expose himself to opposing political and economic viewpoints. His methodology is akin to that of Charles Darwin, who described, in his autobiography, his tendency to immediately note observations that seemed contrary to his prior beliefs.

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