Dan Ariely asks, are we in control of our decisions?

Dan Ariely proves the irrationality of the rationality that the human race prides in with some of his shocking and counterintuitive research. Be prepared to be amazed! http://youtu.be/9X68dm92HVI


Paradox of choice: Barry Schwartz

"Adding options to people's lives can't help but increase the expectations people have about how good those options will be and what that's going to produce less satisfaction with results even when they are good results" Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice [...]

The hidden force in global economics: sending money home (remittances)

In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends —more than 3 times the total  global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a major role in the economies of many countries. Economist Dilip Ratha, the [...]