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JakobVirgil  ·  3026 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'bl00's Reviews #1: "Thinking Fast & Slow" (AKA "Scumbag Daniel Kahneman")

100% read the article.

There are a lot of weasel words in the intro (it is a highly defend topic)

It boils down to this it was not established by Nobel and the winner is not chosen by a Nobel Committee. Calling it a Nobel prize is like calling a winner of Slamdance a Sundance winner.

    Some critics argue that the prestige of the Prize in Economics derives in part from its association with the Nobel Prizes, an association that has often been a source of controversy. Among them is the Swedish human rights lawyer Peter Nobel, a great-grandson of Ludvig Nobel.[26] Nobel criticizes the awarding institution of misusing his family's name, and states that no member of the Nobel family has ever had the intention of establishing a prize in economics

the prize is properly the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel <- a weasel name.