How you viewed the condition of the country probably determined your vote. If you saw the country as doing OKAY, you probably saw the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as too big of a risk. But if you saw the country has going in the wrong direction, you were tempted to take a chance on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. What does behavioral economics, loss aversion, and risk seeking tell us about 2018?
No clearer example of illusory explanation can be found. It is beguiling seductive; it seems so right, so how could it be so wrong? Easy. As they say, fool me once, shame on you; fool, me twice…
Healthcare, taxes, the government, and a lot of life is very complex. How do we make complex choices? Tversky & Kahneman and biases and heuristics shed some light on what the GOP is trying to do to us and how they are doing. RESIST
Gee, so the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is itchin to ban hisself some Muslims, but the courts and the people and Congress and DHS don’t agree. Unfair! He’s the president! Science & DHS explain why the Muslim Ban won’t work!
The US Senate is broken. The US body politic is broken. Can they be fixed? Can we learn to compromise with the other side again? Our national civics lesson continues…
Let’s predict what a Trump presidency will be like. What will a unproductive narcissistic personality disorder do in the Oval Office?
The debate is here! How much will the debate change the election? The determinants of confidence will influence our interpretation of the performance of the candidates, but what are they? Find out here!
Trump is doing his best Nixon imitation. Given the violence, bombings, and shootings in the past month, is it likely to win or lose him voters? Find out why there is hope in this blog post.
Trump has been FRAMED! But, he’s still guilty guilty guilty! Find out how Clinton is owning Trump and its implications for the elections. Behavioral economics can explain it!
Trump has contaminated all of us in one way or another. Using the halo effect and other heuristics, I explain exactly the kind of contaminate that Trump is. And, there is a long snarky, sarcasticky, and profaney rant about Brock Turner.
Sanders won’t quit! He’s in til the end! Find out what psychology has to say about Bernie’s determination!
How did Trump become a thing? Read about how Daniel Kahneman and risk assessment can be used to explain how Obama made Trump possible. Thanks Obama!