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.
The Supreme Court gets back to work next week, and all eyes will be on Justice Sonia Sotomayor as she settles into her role on the bench. We look at how she may shape the dynamics of the Court and learn more about the eclectic and potentially game-changing cases being considered this fall.
- Jess Bravin Supreme Court Reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Stephen Wermiel Fellow in Law and Government and Associate Director, Summer Institute on Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law
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