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.
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.