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Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.


Via Peter C. Newton-Evans
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I have found for me if I have lots of choices I would sometimes walk away.  If only 3 choices I would pick one most of the time.  I would buy more often.  And if I narrow my plans on my to do list of goals, I would do more goals by adding after the three goals I started with-not ten-then add more goal after.

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, July 20, 2013 2:00 PM

An unusual yet compelling argument in favor of redistribution of wealth. It begs the question as to how to achieve it, which we propose is by setting a wealth threashold for individuals and market-share threasholds for corporations.

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Rescooped by Martin Hollas from Advocating a Wealth Threshold
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Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.


Via Peter C. Newton-Evans
Martin Hollas's insight:

I have found for me if I have lots of choices I would sometimes walk away.  If only 3 choices I would pick one most of the time.  I would buy more often.  And if I narrow my plans on my to do list of goals, I would do more goals by adding after the three goals I started with-not ten-then add more goal after.

more...
Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, July 20, 2013 2:00 PM

An unusual yet compelling argument in favor of redistribution of wealth. It begs the question as to how to achieve it, which we propose is by setting a wealth threashold for individuals and market-share threasholds for corporations.