Dead Wild Roses: Vacation Planning – Dan Ariely

Well, holiday Monday is a little late to be evaluating your August Vacation plans, but some interesting thoughts as far as what your next vacation will be. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Dan Ariely, Vacation

Dead Wild Roses: How Equal Do We Want the World? – Dan Ariely

More than you’d think really.  Human beings seem to intrinsically value fairness and equality and yet, as of today have constructed societies based on moving as far away as possible from any sort of equitable norm. Take note of the piece on John Rawls and how using the Veil of Ignorance idea as a cognitive ...

LeDaro: Are humans rational?

According to Dan Ariely, Behavioral economist at Duke University, we are not. I believe he is right. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers’ assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, “My goal, by the end of this ...