Monthly Archives: May 2017

A voter’s burden

(featured image: carnagenyc) Voting, like so many things in life, is about the difficult task of weighing up many, often conflicting options. Maybe a (behavioural) economics perspective can help cut through it? On 18 April, Prime Minister Theresa May called a … Continue reading

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It’s a bargain… or is it?

We are happily handing over large amounts of private data to internet giants. How come? And does it matter? Our lives are, in a way, an endless string of trades. Have a look at your latest current account or credit … Continue reading

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The anti-nudge

(Featured image: Publicdomainpictures) Politicians’ love of behavioural insights is quickly forgotten if votes can be bought with populist measures When elections are imminent, talk is cheap, and cheaper still are politicians’ promises. Sure, there is little doubt that British Prime … Continue reading

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Choice and regret (or when there is too much jam)

(Featured image: Jarmoluk) Freedom of choice is awesome… or is it? A friend of mine attended a conference recently. It was a huge affair with thousands of participants, and – excluding special events – around 350 sessions, spread over three days. There were … Continue reading

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