Is economics becoming a branch of psychology?
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Is economics becoming a branch of psychology?

I began pondering this question while reading Misbehaving, Richard Thaler’s entertaining and somewhat triumphalist account of his career in helping

Will machine intelligence threaten life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
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Will machine intelligence threaten life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

This post has nothing to do with the influence of political party machines on current election campaigns. As some readers

How do people living in the modern world get happiness all wrong?
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How do people living in the modern world get happiness all wrong?

Leah Goldrick provides her answer in this guest post, which is a slightly modified version of an article originally published

What did Australian soldiers on the Western Front write home about?
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What did Australian soldiers on the Western Front write home about?

A century ago Australian soldiers were in France and Belgium fighting on the Western Front. It is worth remembering that

How can we know what we ought to do?
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How can we know what we ought to do?

Dear readers, I would like you to consider a particular approach to the question of how we can know what

Does individual human flourishing require entrepreneurial qualities?
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Does individual human flourishing require entrepreneurial qualities?

Source: Gifts for professionalsIn case some of my friends and relatives think that I have chosen this question just to

Does stasis now make more sense than dynamism?
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Does stasis now make more sense than dynamism?

It is now about 18 years since Virginia Postrel suggested in The Future and Its Enemies that our political, intellectual

Can creative destruction be an inclusive process?
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Can creative destruction be an inclusive process?

This question is prompted by my reading of Innovation and Its Enemies, Why people resist new technologies, a recently published

Fallacy-Checking The Presidential Debate
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Fallacy-Checking The Presidential Debate

Caption: Image of Trump and Clinton (Wikimedia Commons)This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit

Why The Debate On Trade Should Worry Development Communities
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Why The Debate On Trade Should Worry Development Communities

Trade has assumed a remarkably prominent position in the US presidential election. In past elections, few topics seemed to dull

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