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Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice

Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice

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10 biggest puzzles of human evolution Cookies on the New Scientist website close Our website uses cookies, which are small text files that are widely used in order to make websites work more effectively. To continue using our website and consent to the use of cookies, click away from this box or click 'Close' Find out about our cookies and how to change them Log in Moral hazard In economic theory, a moral hazard is a situation where a party will have a tendency to take risks because the costs that could result will not be felt by the party taking the risk. In other words, it is a tendency to be more willing to take a risk, knowing that the potential costs or burdens of taking such risk will be borne, in whole or in part, by others. A moral hazard may occur where the actions of one party may change to the detriment of another after a financial transaction has taken place. Moral hazard arises because an individual or institution does not take the full consequences and responsibilities of its actions, and therefore has a tendency to act less carefully than it otherwise would, leaving another party to hold some responsibility for the consequences of those actions. Economists explain moral hazard as a special case of information asymmetry, a situation in which one party in a transaction has more information than another. Examples[edit]

tips and downloads for getting things done @Blueluck: Very true - I've seen other countries where people leave their family in another country to go find work, and then to manual labor for extremely cheap just to be able to send it all home to their family. I guess that could be interpreted as their purpose, but the work is not purposeful in and of itself. I guess "pay enough to take money off the table" covers that, so we're only talking about how to motivate people after they're at the comfortable level most Americans that read this blog are at. Interesting results in India, though. I believe there is a threshold that once you're paid a certain amount, you feel on top of things like you deserve it, so you don't work hard to move up further.

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If only, if only life were that simple in this western materialized world. We need to get back to basics, maybe LOVE and it's associated virtues of respect. If we are young or old. As Archie Roach points to in his "Jamu Dreaming" CD. Namaste by jeggsey Aug 30

I lived many years in three developing countries and felt much more content with my life in that context of fewer choices. by electrovista Aug 29

Barry does a wonderful talk. I feel so much more relaxed about the choices that I have made. Choices that give me the freedom to choose. WU Wei is cool, IChing & TAO are cool, Meher Baba is cool. Now for some Ban Zai followed by some Reiki next week. Note to self - how did this TED talk appear on my GTD Introduction. Just at the right moment !!! Someone is looking after me, must be one of my "pearl team" players. by jeggsey Aug 29

my be you are right ;) I've used google translater..... but better use english for comments ;) by ivangolod Mar 5

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