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Apr 3, 2019

Have you ever signed a contract without reading the terms and conditions? According to Elizabeth Warren, part of the “social contract” is to pay your fair share. But wait, what is the “social contract” that politicians and talking heads keep bringing up? Is it the consent of the governed? Is it written down? Did anyone actually agree to it? Enjoy the first part of a two-part special as Antony Davies and James Harrigan dig up the historical origins of the social contract.

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Tversky & Kahneman, Rational Choice and the Framing of Decisions

Robots in grocery stores

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Foolishness of the week

Special Olympics 1

Special Olympics 2

Topic of the week: Social Contract Nonsense (Part 1)

Locke’s Social Contract

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