The Cost of Making Judgements

Most people probably know this feeling: a movie makes hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office, even though you did not like it; a painting sells for a record amount at auction, but you cannot tell much of a difference between it and its contemporaries; radio stations keep playing the same five songs even though there are plenty of others that are just as good (if not better); something becomes popular and you just don’t get it. It is easy to make this complicated, to assume that there must be something in the subtleties of the popular thing Continue reading The Cost of Making Judgements