Op-Eds

2018

"Forced Overtime? Or Go for the Win?" (February 2, 2018)


2017

"Why So Many People Choose the Wrong Health Plans" (November 4, 2017)


2015

"The Power of Nudges, for Good and Bad" (October 31, 2015)

"Nudge, not sludge" (October 31, 2015)

"Unless You Are Spock, Irrelevent Things Matter in Economic Behavior" (May 8, 2015)


2013

"Financial Literacy, Beyond the Classroom" (October 5, 2013)

"Public Policies, Made to Fit People" (August 25, 2013)

"Breadwinning Wives and Worried Husbands" (June 1, 2013)

"Shifting Our Retirement Savings into Automatic" (April 6th, 2013)

"Overcoming Obstacles to Better Healthcare" (February 23, 2013)

"Above the Debt Ceiling, Boehner Might Find a Blue Sky" (Janaury 12, 2013)


2012

"Applause for the Numbers Machine" (November 17, 2012)

"For the Wealthy, a 28 Percent Solution" (September 29, 2012)

"A Chance to Make Mortgage Shopping Easier" (August 18, 2012)

"Watching Behavior Before Writing the Rules" (July 7, 2012)

"Slippery-Slope Logic, Applied to Health Care" (May 12, 2012)

"Why Gas Prices Are Out of Any President's Control" (April 1, 2012)

"Gay Marriage Debate Is About Money, Too" (February 18, 2012)

"Making Good Citizenship Fun" (February 13, 2012)

"The Art of Bargaining, So Lost Upon Washington" (January 8, 2012)


2011

"Deer in the Headlights, Financially Speaking" (October 8, 2011)

"Washington Should Try a Little Prudent Self-Restraint" (August 27, 2011)

"Getting the Most Out of Social Security" (July 16, 2011)

"The Annuity Puzzle" (June 4, 2011)

"Show Us the Data. (It's Ours, After All.)" (April 23, 2011)

"This Data Isn't Dull. It Improves Lives" (March 12, 2011)

"Adding Clarity to Health Care Reform" (January 22, 2011)


2010

"It's Time to Rethink the Charity Deduction" (December 18, 2010)

"The Estate Tax and the Laffer Curve" (November 12, 2010)

"Estate Tax Issue Offers Quick Test for Congress" (November 6, 2010)

"What the Rich Don't Need" (September 25, 2010)

"The Overconfidence Problem in Forecasting" (August 21, 2010)

"Level Playing Field, in Soccer and Finance" (July 26, 2010)

"Recipes for Ruin, in the Gulf or on Wall Street" (June 12, 2010)

"Trading Up: Buy a Base, Help Cut the Deficit" (May 7, 2010)

"When a First Pick Isn't the Best Pick" (April 2, 2010)

"The Buried Treasure in Your TV Dial" (February 27, 2010)

"Underwater, but Will They Leave the Pool?" (January 23, 2010)


2009

"Gauging the Odds (and the Costs) in Health Screening" (December 20, 2009)

"Paying a Price for the Thrill of the Hunt" (November 15, 2009)

"Opting in vs. Opting Out" (September 27, 2009)

"A Public Option Isn't a Curse, or a Cure" (August 15, 2009)

"Mortgages Made Simpler" (July 4, 2009)

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