Amos Tversky

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Rory Sutherland believes  today’s consumer capitalism is like ‘the Galapagos Islands for understanding human motivation’

It would be a mistake to take Rory Sutherland at face value. Walking through the lobby of a self-consciously posh London hotel, the British advertisin(...)

Nigel Farage poses in front of a pro-Brexit campaign poster in Clacton-on-Sea days before the referendum in June 2016. Photograph: Justin Tallis/ AFP/Getty Images

Each summer, newspapers invite eminent people to name the books they will read over the break. Whether or not you take the answers at face value – wha(...)

  Michael Lewis, author of The Undoing Project and, previously, The Big Short. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Getty

Investors have long lapped up the work of Michael Lewis, the author of financial bestsellers such as Liar’s Poker, Flash Boys and The Big Short. Lewis(...)

The Undoing Project: Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman in the 1970s.  Photograph courtesy of Barbara Tversky

How can we make sense of our world? How should we make the best decisions? Why do we make certain mistakes over and over again? And what implications (...)

January 2015: Baga massacre – 2,000+ dead or missing – Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Europe is on high alert. Soldiers are on patrol in metro stations, security has been tightened at big public events and, almost every week, police som(...)