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Daily Archive for April 15th, 2010

The Icelandic Volcano eruption story is here. Notice how many times the authors of this article indicate the effect such a thing is likely to have on climate.  In fact, Levitt and Dubner were excoriated for suggesting we pay some money to do this sort of a thing on our own – seems like Mother […]

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Behavioralism and Big Government

In their book Nudge, Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler correctly point out that it is irrational for people to overwithhold taxes from their paychecks each pay period. One reason we do this is to ensure that we get a nice big tax refund when we file our taxes the following year. Now this is silly […]

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