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How effective is your altruism?

(featured image credit: Yukiko Matsuoka CC/BY) We cannot escape profound, inevitable trade-offs when it comes to how we use our resources – including when we give them away.  Next time you pay for your groceries at the supermarket, have a look … Continue reading

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Does Altruism exist?

(Not in the way that is generally assumed) Mainstream economics tends to get a bad press. One reason is that many people see the dismal science using a deeply flawed model of human behaviour, the so-called homo economicus (a wholly … Continue reading

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