How many people have read about behaviourial economics? I'm reading a book called predictable irrationality, which I have to say has been surprising for combining pretty dense but interesting scientific research with readability, on the topic. It is one of the better books on the topic too.
Anyway, having read about behavioural economics, which I think is the sort of psychological research meets economics fusion which has been a long time coming, I dont think it would be possible to continue to believe any of the naive paradigms like free market libertarianism which are around.
Has anyone else any familiarity with the topic at all? I'm trying to read between the lines and see if there has been a sort of unacknowledge argument or discourse going on between authors like the one I'm reading and others, like the undercover economist, about just how rational or rationalising we are.