Predictably Irrational


Dan Ariely: Why Humans Are Hard-Wired to Make Irrational Decisions Around Money

We're "Predictably Irrational"
Sunday, July 7, 2013, 12:10 PM

Looking back at the carnage created by the bursting of the credit bubble, it’s natural to scratch your head and ask How did we ever let that happen? Behavioral economics exists to answer questions like this.

Chris sat down with Dan Ariely, gallivanting behavioral-economics-researcher-extraordinaire, who is breathing new life into this previously obscure field of study. The resulting interview is full of fresh, non-intuitive insights and shines light on how the human brain is often hard-wired for irrational action when it comes to money. » Read more