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.
Guest Host: Matthew Felling
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- Will Carroll Writer, Baseball Prospectus; and co-author of "The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problem" (Ivan R. Dee, publisher)
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