Category: Behavior Economics

The core American value that all people are created equally unites non-authoritarians in our fight against fascism.

“All Men Are Created Equal” the Liberal Superpower to Defeat Fascism


Reading time: 4 minutes
The research of Karen Stenner on the authoritarian dynamic suggests that non-authoritarians become more liberal when confronted by deteriorating conditions. This tendency has saved us from fascism in the past and will now.

The Emotional Effect of Defund the Police on White Voters

Defund the Police and Emotional Decision Making


Reading time: 4 minutes
My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.

Risk Aversion: The Psychology of Biden and Warren’s Candidacies


Reading time: 3 minutes
Our perceptions of the risks that each candidacy poses determines a lot about them. Biden runs as Obama 2.0 the tried and true candidate of yore bringing back normalcy. The nostalgia candidate if you will. Warren runs as the big structural change candidate with a plan for everything.

Which are seen as posing the higher risk? How will that effect the way we vote?

Using Risk and Uncertainty to Handicapping Elections

Election 2020: Handicapping the Nomination: What do Risk and Uncertainty Tell Us?


Reading time: 5 minutes
Okay, it’s a bit long in the tooth, but it’s worth it to figure out whose gonna win, right? My predictions have a history of being accurate. Stop laughing. I’m serious.

Anywho, I go through and discuss each of the top four candidates chances using behavioral economics decision making under uncertainty, specifically focused on how people react to perceived risk. If there were ever a risk election, brother this would be it. This is a high risk election.

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