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Be honest about renewables’ cost

If you are concerned about climate change, you are likely enthusiastic about renewable fuels, such as solar and wind, and about laws that require...

Why too many liberal professors is a problem

Suppose that you start college with a keen interest in physics, and you quickly discover that almost all members of the physics department are...

Nudging people to give more to charity

One of the most spectacularly successful ideas in all of behavioral economics is Save More Tomorrow, by which employers ask employees if they would...

Job interviews are useless

Employers tend to trust their intuitions. But when they decide whom to hire, they trust those intuitions more than they should. Suppose you are considering...

Job interviews are useless

Employers, like most people, tend to trust their intuitions. But when employers decide whom to hire, they trust those intuitions far more than they...

Benefits of carbon restrictions

An executive order from President Barack Obama requires that the Environmental Protection Agency analyze the costs and benefits of its regulations. But how exactly...

Echo chamber distortion fueled government shutdown

The best explanation of the U.S. government shutdown points to two factors. The first involves information, or what people think they know. The second...

Waists grow with portions

Almost 70 percent of Americans have been overweight or obese in recent years, and more than 78 million people in the country have been...
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