The Rise and Fall of .Ly In 2012, the US imposed sanctions on Syria, for, among other things, their occupation of Lebanon, their apparent support for terrorist groups, and an intent to pursue weapons of mass destruction. One Slate reporter … Continue reading How the market of web domains works
Please, Not Another Bias! The Problem with Behavioral Economics Thank you for the invitation to speak today. I accepted the invite because natural selection has shaped the human mind to take actions that have, in our past, tended increase reproductive … Continue reading The guide of evolutionary lens
The Divorce-Proof Marriage A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. According to a new study, spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring is significantly associated with an increase … Continue reading Is marriage an investment?
Nudging the pub: a change in choice architecture can help pubgoers drink less The Government uses various policy tools to reduce alcohol consumption. There are restrictions on promotions, information campaigns, and pricing policies. These policies do not stand unchallenged. Restrictions … Continue reading How nudge policies do not affect the choice set
Would you trust your money to a robot that is a better investor than you? Listen to those at the cutting edge where investing meets technology and they will tell you that robo-advice is the future. This new breed of … Continue reading The onset of robo-advice
Wealth therapy tackles woes of the rich: ‘It’s really isolating to have lots of money’ It’s a rainy Wednesday morning and Clay Cockrell is sitting in his office at Columbus Circle across the street from 1 Central Park West, which … Continue reading Is it stressful to be rich?
We’re not as selfish as we think we are. Here’s the proof Do you find yourself thrashing against the tide of human indifference and selfishness? Are you oppressed by the sense that while you care, others don’t? That, because of … Continue reading Are people really nice?