Are we in control of our own decisions? Dan Ariely on TED.com

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Speaking at the 2008 EG conference, behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions. (Recorded at EG’08, December 2008, in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:26.)

Watch Dan Ariely’s talk from EG’08 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 400+ TEDTalks.

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  • Judy Lapointe commented on May 19 2009

    In Canada government believes it’s bests to keep women and children in poverty. Government believes mothers should raise their children, be responsible for teaching them and they should be working 16 hour days while earning less then minimum wage. Canada also believes that fathers should not have to work hard, they should not have to feed their own children or be responsible for them in any way. This illusion is confirmed by the more then $32 billion dollars in uncollected child support in Canada and with that debt it will never be discussed in any election. This belief systems is found in every politician, in every court and all levels of government. Is this an illusion or fact?

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