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Temptations, Incentives and Self-Regulation

On a day when the stock market falls 429 points, how many people are able to self-regulate? Last week we rallied as much as today’s market fell. But who cares about self-regulating when markets are rising? In the midst of these mood swings it helped to self-regulate. One way reading and thinking more broadly about the nature of capitalism and the complexity of the market. Some say we, who believe in capitalism, are trying to find our place in a turbulent world. If so hopefully this book might make fishing for more knowledge a great deal more provocative.

Alfred Rappaport, in his new book, Saving Capitalism From Short-Termism: How to Build Long-Term Value and Take Back Our Financial Future, takes a look at what happens when economic common sense is eroded, principles forgotten and decisions driven by incentives. Read more ...

Filed under Bowen family systems theory, Brain and physiology

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