Scarcity Explains it All

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Using behavioral science, Eldar Shafir, psychology and public affairs professor at Princeton University and the co-author with Sendhil Mullainathan of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much (Times Books, 2013), discusses why strategies for coping with scarcity explain the persistence of poverty, obesity, procrastination, and even loneliness.

Excerpt: Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much


From the book Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. Copyright (c) 2013 by Eldar Shafir and Sendhil Mullainathan. Reprinted by permission of Times Books. All rights reserved.