Ideas from Literature

Not only do I find examples of behavioral economics in literature (see this recent post), sometimes I get research ideas from it. This passage from Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose was one such instance: Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest…

Creating God in Our Own Image

Question: what are God’s views on affirmative action, the death penalty and same-sex marriage? Answer: whatever you want them to be. That’s according to a recent study by Nicholas Epley, Benjamin Converse, Alexa Delbosc, George Monteleone and John Cacioppo, found that we…