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Episode 803: Nudge, Nudge, Nobel

Why do smart people make dumb decisions? Figuring that out won Richard Thaler a Nobel Prize.
Source: Allison Shelley

Economists used to assume that people were, overall, rational. They may make mistakes now and then, but, if reasonably informed, they do the right

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