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Is behavioural public policy a distraction from finding systemic solutions?
Policies on everything from public health to climate change would benefit from using behavioural science
When done properly, systems thinking can help us solve the world’s most complex problems
Behavioural Insights Team will attract £100m in funding to direct its messaging at Britain’s big social challenges
Research suggests that ‘guilt-prone individuals’ may have a ‘moral advantage’ in workplaces and that banks should try to hire them
Trio challenged ideas, including work to show that raising the minimum wage need not depress jobs
Prize draws with jackpots worth hundreds of millions are democratic financial fantasies
Wages and education significantly affected, brief says, as Supreme Court considers latest challenge to Roe vs Wade
Most people want to co-operate, even when it is not individually optimal
The comfort-seeking behaviours of Covid may be here to stay. Is that such a bad thing?
‘The Vulcan is a dramatic portrayal of the mistakes economists make in assuming everyone is rational’
‘While dissent leads to better decisions, it also leads to discomfort. Disagreement is valuable but agreement feels so much more comfortable’
We cannot escape our emotions — but we can take them into account
The huge win suggested for Joe Biden did not materialise — but we shouldn’t expect certainty
A mass programme is needed because we cannot wait for an effective vaccine
Lockdowns called for ingenuity to meet the challenge of staging in a post-Covid world
Demands for extended support are growing, but an Italian judge has put her foot down
There is good reason that we have such vivid memories of our holidays
Cutting edge technology can blind us to the enduring value of workhorses like the 747
But some predictions are false, no matter how much we wish they were true
Rapid data forged UK pandemic policies, but we must know its weaknesses while marvelling at its speed
Randomised trials can be a danger but even when innocuous they can make us uneasy. Why?
The lack of co-ordination on the response to Covid-19 has cost lives
Activities that were already marginal are likely to struggle to return
Laws cannot cover every situation but common sense is not always enough