Monthly Archives: March 2018

Honest meat at a low price for everyone?

(featured image credit: Ann1992) Every benefit has a cost, and this is often borne by those who are least able to bear it Recently my native country was mired in yet another food related scandal. Meat had been repackaged and relabelled … Continue reading

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A bias too far

How behavioural science is becoming a victim of its own popularity Not so long ago most of the stuff published on behavioural economics and behavioural science had a limited audience of practitioners and academics. It may have been a bit … Continue reading

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From sharing to gigging

(featured image credit: Guercio) Would-be self-employed workers may be underestimating the true cost of freedom When I was a little whippersnapper, sitting in the back seat (or on a rare occasion, on the lap of an adult in the front – … Continue reading

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Pernicious zero-sum thinking

(featured image credit: Jason Rowe) The assumption that buyers are losers and sellers are winners is a hardy perennial, and risks making us all into losers Here is a puzzle (it’s based on an old one, as you can tell … Continue reading

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Organ donation in da nation

(featured image: Engin_Aykurt) Enough with the nudging already – why not simply pay people to donate their organs? One of my earliest childhood memories is hearing on the radio about an operation performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard at the Groote Schuur … Continue reading

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