Monthly Archives: September 2011

When economists take an interest in beauty

A while ago, I posted Sitting Pretty, about research that showed that attractiveness is an advantage for female chess players: male players tend to play riskier strategies when faced by an attractive female opponent. Beauty, economics and society seems to be … Continue reading

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Speak German to save

In these troubled, deficit laden times, those countries that spent the last decade consuming less and saving more have been denouncing the spendthrift ways of the US and UK, who spent all summer singing instead of storing away food. Of … Continue reading

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