Episode

1/29 Barry Schwartz: the Paradox of Choice

January 29, 2015

Swarthmore College, Psychology Professor Barry Schwartz the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, explains why more choice is not always the best thing. The jam study? Finding the policy sweet spot. The policy implications of “Nudges”. Choices and Libertarian fallacies. Asymmetric information and decisions in health. Finding the best decision making style for your life. Also the role of inequality in choice.

On The Fun Half: Sam competes on MSNBC’s fantasy candidate draft. Scott Walker is going to make a strong run for President, because he is a far right extremist who is beloved by the establishment. A full rundown of the Republican clown car. Koch Brothers will spend a billion in 2016. Mike Huckabee says “trashy” women swear in New York. The insane Bryan Fischer finally gets fired. Also your IMs.

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