Skepticality #069 - The Mind of the Market - Interview: Dr. Michael Shermer: "Watch out for gorillas!"  
"Don't trade with strangers."  
"Buy this now!" 

Our brains are constantly bombarded with messages about how to behave, what to buy, and whom to trust.  How do we parse these messages, and how...

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Skepticality #069 - The Mind of the Market - Interview: Dr. Michael Shermer: "Watch out for gorillas!"  "Don't trade with strangers."  "Buy this now!"  Our brains are constantly bombarded with messages about how to behave, what to buy, and whom to trust.  How do we parse these messages, and how...

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"Watch out for gorillas!" 
"Don't trade with strangers." 
"Buy this now!" 

Our brains are constantly bombarded with messages about how to behave, what to buy, and whom to trust.  How do we parse these messages, and how do our choices affect the world economy?  

This week on Skepticality, Derek & Swoopy discuss how economic and evolutionary theory speak the same language, and how our hardwired human biology affects modern economics, with Skeptic Society founder Dr. Michael Shermer author of The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics.
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