Category Archives: Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics studies social, cognitive and emotional factors to understand the economic decisions of individuals and institutions performing transaction functions. Those functions are not limited to merely fiscal exchange (i.e., it also studies social value as a real commodity), and are participated in by consumers, borrowers and investors who are seeking value, either tangible or assumed. Behavioral Economics seeks to understand how those transactions affect market prices, returns and any subsequent resource allocation. Behavioral Economics most often concerns itself with modeling the bounds of the behavioral rationality of all economic agents (e.g., selfishness vs. self-control) and typically integrates psychology with neo-classical economic theory.

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

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The Failure of Syntax

The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change.  Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the … Continue reading

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World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements

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Losing Our Way

So here we are pouring shiploads of cash into yet another war, this time in Libya, while simultaneously demolishing school budgets, closing libraries, laying off teachers and police officers, and generally letting the bottom fall out of the quality of … Continue reading

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Think Tank: The Classical Mind in The Modern World

 by Sundar J.M. Brown There is widespread concern, particularly amongst significant portions of the Generation X population with children, that video games, virtual reality, and the information overload, dowloaded so efficiently by the information super highway of the World Wide … Continue reading

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Reason & Belief, Faith & Development in Brasilian Jiu Jitsu: A Traditional Sanskritic Model

by Sundar J.M. Brown Circa 17th century, Shreela Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakura, a prolific author, poet, scholar and saint, composed a treatise titled “Madhurya Kadambini”. The title may be literally translated as “A Cloud Bank of Nectar”. Composed in Sanskrit, the, … Continue reading

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Essential Reading: In Defense of Elitism

“In Defense of Elitism” by William A Henry III: Anchor Publishing, (August 1, 1995). “It is scarcely the same thing to put a man on the moon as to put a bone in your nose.” -William A Henry III The … Continue reading

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