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The psychology of reducing consumption?

I’ve been challenged this week by an article in Nature Communications. It warns starkly how affluent consumption is the leading factor in environmental and social impact. And the major technological advances we are making are not enough to outweigh its … Continue reading

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In a world without jobs, how do we prosper?

The concept of a universal basic income (if a way can be found to achieve it) could help address a combination of problems. It would replace the administratively complex, expensive and psychologically debilitating benefits system. It would avoid people doing … Continue reading

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Psychology of car driving – does enjoyment depend on price?

Do people enjoy driving expensive, luxury cars significantly more than cheaper, more functional versions? Research shows that people imagine they will do so and report that they do enjoy it more if asked about their driving in general. The reported … Continue reading

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