Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz is a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College and author of The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom (with Kenneth Sharpe).

Moneybox
Dec. 22 2013 11:35 PMThe Miracle of “Anchoring”How raising the minimum wage will psychologically trick employers into raising other wages, too.
Prescriptions
Aug. 4 2009 1:09 PMThe Wrong CureBetter incentives, for doctors or insurers, won't lead to better health care.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Sept. 9 2005 6:24 AMThe Sunk-Cost FallacyBush falls victim to a bad new argument for the Iraq war.
Education
Sept. 23 2013 2:40 PMAttention Must Be Paid!Schools need to teach students to maintain attention, not cater to short-attention spans.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Nov. 22 2005 2:32 PMToo Many ChoicesWhy seniors won't sign up for the Medicare prescription drug plans.
Culturebox
April 29 2004 5:05 PMYou Have Choices I Never HadThe new parenting problem.

TODAY IN SLATE

The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse

An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers

Education

Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.

Culturebox

The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 23 2014 10:30 AM Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 11:34 AM Louis C.K. Crashes a Brad Pitt Interview on Between Two Ferns
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.