freeing will

“I have chosen to become what you have made me…”

–Jean-Jacques Rousseau

From choice architecture to sunk cost fallacies, we’re learning more all the time about all the ways the human mind can be fooled. So why not figure out the ways we can get our fellow citizens to act more in their own interests instead of asking what’s wrong with the states in which they live, or better yet, how to manipulate them into thinking for themselves?  Why not make the best of the intersection of psychology, biology, and politics?

The Case Of Babar
A classic tale of leadership and rise to power goes on the couch, from recently discovered notes detailing Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis of Babar, beloved King of the Elephants…