Reid Hastie suggests that simple answers don't serve us very well, even though we may be "hard-wired" to seek them. Resist the programming. Study and reflect a bit. It's good for you.
"So the next time you hear a good story about why the financial recession, or any other economically significant event, was caused by a single collection of bad actors -- or how a simple linear narrative 'explains' an important event -- remember this: Just as we are wired to like a diet rich in fats and sugars, we have an appetite for simple, coherent narratives. Neither habit is good for our long-term health."