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March 2018

Speaker Series: Cass Sunstein (Harvard)

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University “As Judged By Themselves” Do people’s choices make their lives go better? Under what conditions? Consider three distinct answers. (1) In many situations, human beings face a problem of "navigability"; they do not know how to get to their preferred destination, whether the issue involves health, opportunity, or economics. This problem is especially challenging for people who live under conditions of deprivation, but it can be serious for everyone. (2) Many people…

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PPE Talk: Cass Sunstein

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How Good Looking Are You? Brains, Optimism, and Climate Change  People are frequently exposed to competing evidence about climate change. We examined how new information alters people’s beliefs. We find that people who doubt that man-made climate change is occurring, and who do not favor an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, show a form of asymmetrical updating: They change their beliefs in response to unexpected good news (suggesting that average temperature rise is likely to be less than previously thought)…

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