Assorted links

1) Taxes are more effective than subsidies in cutting calorie consumption. Hat tip: Farnam Street.

2) Airport security and snow removal have the availability heuristic in common. Hat tip: Mike Dariano.

3) Computer science professors want to develop “privacy nudges” that alert people to the long-run costs of turning over their personal data to private companies.

4) Loss aversion and the endowment effect at work in ticket prices for Sunday’s gold medal hockey game. Hat tip: David Karp.

5) Embracing small failures can help you learn and succeed.

6) McKinsey releases a marketer’s guide to behavioral economics. Hat tip: Simoleon Sense.

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  • misterxroboto

    there's a bit of irony involved in commenting on a post about privacy as i register my disqus account.

    i suppose the most important factor is knowledge/informed consent–even if it does result in unuusal life choices.

  • Anonymous

    there’s a bit of irony involved in commenting on a post about privacy as i register my disqus account.

    i suppose the most important factor is knowledge/informed consent–even if it does result in unuusal life choices.