Monthly Archives: October 2017

Perfect Solution or Salami Slicing: Gun Deaths in the USA

 If one actually wanted to reduce the 33,000 gun deaths a year in the USA you would do what we would do in business with a big hairy problem: salami slice it into doable chunks. You would not assume you … Continue reading

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Richard Thaler: How to Change Minds and Influence People

Powerful and insightful article from Tim Harford in the Financial Times:  “The story of how a ‘lazy’ man won a Nobel Prize is as important as what he won it for. The Nobel laureate Richard Thaler’s central insight was that … Continue reading

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Other Approaches to the US Gun Death Epidemic

It is interesting that all sides in the gun death issue seem to want to fight it as a matter of huge irreconcilable principle and get nowhere. And then when you suggest: oh let’s look at the UK with one … Continue reading

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