There’s a reason why, in times of war, countries have blockaded others.
Keeping most New Year’s resolutions involves incurring a high marginal cost on a regular basis in exchange for a minuscule marginal benefit.
Why should students read big, difficult books if they have perfectly good summaries available to them?
Sports are a terrific lens for focusing in on the process of decision-making — they’re almost laboratories for incentives.
Note: This piece is dedicated to my mom, as I celebrate my first Mother’s Day without her. With Mother’s Day upon us, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the vision of motherhood that we normally celebrate on this day. The holiday’s origins, interestingly enough, come from celebrations of the role of mothers in the […]