In a medical study, it turned out that obstetricians in areas with declining birth rates are much more likely to perform cesarean-section deliveries than obstetricians in growing areas-suggesting that, when business is tough, doctors try to ring up more expensive procedures.
Los incentivos constituyen la piedra angular de la vida moderna.
As Albert Einstein liked to say, everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Se suele decir que la luz del sol es el mejor de los desinfectantes.
Desde 1985, los estados con altos índices de aborto han experimentado una caída de aproximadamente el 30% en el crimen respecto a los estados con bajo índice de abortos.
just because you’re great at something doesn’t mean you’re good at everything. Unfortunately, this fact is routinely ignored by those who engage in-take a deep breath-ultracrepidarianism, or “the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge or competence.
by the time most people pick up a parenting book, it is far too late. Most of the things that matter were decided long ago-who you are, whom you married, what kind of life you lead. If you are smart, hardworking, well educated, well paid, and married to someone equally fortunate, then your children are more likely to succeed. (Nor does it hurt, in all likelihood, to be honest, thoughtful, loving, and curious about the world.) But it isn’t so much a matter of what you do as a parent; it’s who you are
Incentivize them on the dimensions that are valuable to them but cheap for you to provide.
But if you want to think like a Freak, you must learn to be a master of incentives-the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The data suggest that happy people are more likely to get married