Cass Sunstein

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Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

Uber  uses insights from behavioural science to influence the  behaviour of drivers. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

A recent New York Times article on how Uber is using various insights from behavioural economics to push its drivers to pick up more fares is one of s(...)

“Food is there to be celebrated, not feared”

Part of the problem we all face when it comes to scrutinising our diet is the fact that well-meaning people usually recommend we should do something d(...)

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 (...)

With this new branch of science, human behaviour is not assumed, it is observed and experimented upon. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I’ve never liked food shopping or supermarkets. I especially don’t like navigating overlit aisles after a busy day in an air-conditioned office. It(...)

Samantha Power was in Ireland at a family reunion when the chemical attack in Syria occurred.

Nearly a year before the world woke up to images of Syrians dying in a large-scale chemical weapons attack, Samantha Power was quietly pushing US pres(...)

 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Jim Carrey clears his head in Michel Gondry’s film

We could probably do without any more sobering news on the economic front, but a new OECD report is about to compound things, in the way only r(...)