Edge looks at how we decide. Thoughts I liked:

  • We see priming in experiments (you can affect outcomes by subtle clues in the environment) – how much does this affect the way we work in practice?
  • Most standards are de facto and not usually driven by government
  • We set our discount rates too high (see the Indian fruit vendor discussion)
  • How should government design an “idiot mode” for its services
  • Anchoring and its effect on neogtiations (get your number in first!)