Appeal To Reason

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Man is a rational being in pursuit of personal interests - at least that is what classical economics teaches us. But policy-makers are increasingly using our irrational tendencies to nudge us into a certain direction.

Background

Rationality and Human Emotion

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The Economics of Caring

There's something deeply flawed about an economic system that measures utility but not the attachments we feel to another person, or to one's homeland.

Human Irrationality

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What It Means to Be Rational

Don't rely on economic analysis to learn about human rationality. If we want to build just and prosperous societies, we must look elsewhere for guidance.

Cheating in Online Courses

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You Ain't Cheating, You Ain't Human

What can patterns of cheating in online courses tell us about man's irrational inclinations?

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Economist

Dan Ariely
12.11.2012

European Behavioral Economics

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Nudge the Crisis Away

In recent years, economic thinkers have embraced policies that "nudge" us into acting wisely. It's time for European policy-makers to catch up.

The Legacy of Smith and Hayek

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Free The Market

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design”, F.A. Hayek once wrote. We would be well-served to heed his call and reinvigorate the ideology of the free market.

The Limits of Reason

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Control Yourself!

We tend to think of ourselves as rational actors - yet ultimately, we are very fallible creatures. We need regulation and restraint to overcome our irrational tendencies and to achieve better outcomes for ourselves and the world around us.

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Economist

Dan Ariely
02.09.2011
 
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