Monthly Archives: February 2017

A new challenge for behavioural economics

Can behavioural economics play a role in the process of policy-making, as well as in its implementation? (Featured image: Unsplash) Many of the best known examples of everyday Behavioural Economics are about health, wealth and wellbeing. Not surprisingly, these three central … Continue reading

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The irrationality of charity

Featured image: Howard Lake/Flickr When charitable donations are concerned, we seem to be even more irrational than otherwise What is an acceptable salary for a CEO who works in the charity sector? For the Daily Mail, a British tabloid newspaper, £200,000 would … Continue reading

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When a devil’s advocate throws in his wig

(featured image: Sarah-Rose/Flickr cc) Sometimes you need to choose between the quest for wisdom and maintaining sanity David Sipress is a celebrated cartoonist whose work regularly features in the New Yorker. One of his drawings, so old the author cannot even … Continue reading

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Just in time, year after year

Why I keep procrastinating about my tax return The British are known for the occasional eccentricity. One of these quirks is their tax year: for reasons that escape me, it runs from 6 April to 5 April the next year. … Continue reading

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