Using the Veil of Ignorance to Create a Just Society

Today was one of my favorite Saturdays - Dan Ariely's column was in the Wall Street Journal! I'll offer my perspective on his advice in a later post, but what I want to focus on in this post is a phrase which Ariely used that I had not heard of before, the veil of ignorance. … Continue reading Using the Veil of Ignorance to Create a Just Society

Dear Rude People: Quit Cutting in Line

I was at IKEA today, and ended up buying just one very small item, a $5 shelf. When I got to the checkout, I was startled to see that there were only two registers open, and there were about 8-12 people in each line. I was surprised because it was 11:30 on a Thursday morning. … Continue reading Dear Rude People: Quit Cutting in Line