Over the past 40 years, the field of behavioral economics has emerged to explain why humans make irrational decisions. We talk with one of the pioneers of the field to find out what’s behind the choices we make, and how we can use this knowledge for good.
Apple is threatened by a virus. The Blackberry lawsuit is settled. And all of us are targeted by spear-phishing. Join the Computer Guys for our regular update on the world of technology.
- John Gilroy WAMU Resident Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
- Alan Paller WAMU Guest Analyst; and Director of Research, SANS Institute
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