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“How We Decide” author Jonah Lehrer, fresh from a book tour of the UK, offers what he calls a “spluttering answer” (it’s really quite lucid) to a question he says he’s getting a lot these days: What decision-making errors were involved in our current financial meltdown?? The short version of his answer — well worth…

Back in October a study found that high testosterone levels were associated with higher levels of financial risk-taking. Now comes the blowback, as Andrew Sullivan notes: Tina Beatie attacks testosterone: …it is interesting to note that Pope Benedict has recently suggested that there is a close connection between original sin and the greed that has…

Ezra Klein reviews Obama’s handling of yesterday’s health summit — a piece well worth reading for a taste of how sharply focused and serious Obama is about truly comprehensive health-care reform. Karen Tumlty, a health-care expert, describes in Time her own family’s grueling wrestling match with the health-insurance industry. A timely story — no pun…

The Times’ Economix blog has a good post by Alan Krueger on the need toinclude patients’ lost time in estimates of health-care costs. After waiting more than an hour in a doctor’s waiting room, a friend of mine once presented his doctor with a bill for his time….. Although it doesn’t currently enter into our…