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Barry Schwartz on Wisdom

Posted on March 10, 2009

Barry Schwartz was one of the presenters at Saturday’s Third Annual Project on Law and Mind Sciences Conference at Harvard Law School. * * * Last month, Professor Schwartz gave a TEDtalk, titled “The real crisis? We stopped being wise.”  In it, he “makes a passionate call for practical wisdom as an antidote to a […]

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The Situation of “29” & the Downside of Goal-Setting

Posted on March 22, 2009

An article by Drake Bennett in the Boston Globe explores the idea that a significant contributor to GM’s woes can be attributed to an apparently innocuous decision — the pledge to return to its former state of having 29% of the American auto market. The article is excerpted below. * * * The argument is […]

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Conference on the Free Market Mindset

Posted on March 18, 2009

From the Harvard Law School Website (published yesterday and written by Christine Perkins), here is an a nice summary of  the Project on Law and Mind Science’s Third Annual Conference. * * * On Saturday, March 7, Harvard Law School’s Program on Law and Mind Sciences held its third annual conference, “The Free Market Mindset: […]

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Posted in Events, Ideology, Implicit Associations, Law, Legal Theory, Situationist Contributors, Social Psychology | 2 Comments »

Conference – The Free Market Mindset

Posted on March 2, 2009

Third Conference on Law and Mind Sciences “The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences” Saturday, March 7, 2009 Tentative Schedule 8:45 – 9:15: Continental Breakfast 9:20 – 9:35: Opening Remarks (“The Free Market Mindset”) 9:40 – 11:00: Session 1 History: •    9:40 – 10:05: Christine Desan, “Legal Categories of Thought”: The law categorizes different […]

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Posted in Abstracts, Events, History, Ideology, Law, Social Psychology | 2 Comments »