|Date:||22 February 2018|
Behavioural science shows how we systematically diverge from the ideal of rational choice familiar from economics textbooks. What does this imply for public policy? One conclusion is that public policy should shed unrealistic models of human agency. While information campaigns,...
|Date:||12 February 2018|
The theme of the meeting of the World Economic Forum held at Davos towards the end of January was Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, which is obviously a laudable ambition. At this meeting, Unilever made “five big announcements” that fit this ambition...
|Date:||26 May 2017|
In much of modern or mainstream economics as it developed after WWII, the economist is looked upon as a kind of engineer. Free of judgements of value, the economist only looks at the hard facts and leaves any normative judgement to others, notably to politicians...
|Date:||25 April 2017|
|Author:||Richard Jong-A-Pin and Rasmus Wiese|
Economists Richard Jong-A-Pin and Rasmus Wiese of the University of Groningen's Faculty of Economics and Business describe how moral beliefs, not just monetary considerations, guide voters to take part in elections.
|Date:||25 March 2017|
Today, Saturday 25th March, we celebrate the 60th birthday of Europe. Let’s blow the candles and make a wish—or two.
|Date:||23 March 2017|
|Author:||Catarina Dutilh Novaes|
Pornography has always existed; for almost as long as we have pictorial representations of people, we have pictorial representations of people engaging in sexual activities. The walls of Pompeii’s brothel are famously covered with erotic paintings, and erotic...
|Date:||21 February 2017|
"The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they choose to govern themselves." Thus spoke Justin Trudeau on his visit to the White House, walking a fine line between criticizing Trump's ban on immigration and not...
|Date:||06 February 2017|
|Author:||Andreas T. Schmidt|
|Date:||18 January 2017|
This Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as US President. Much has been written since his unforeseen election to the White House. There have been at least two distinct reactions: First, there are those who ridicule ‘Trump Voters’, and who...