Sendhil Mullainathan: Changing How We Think About Poverty in the US

Aspen Institute

Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations keep putting out fires? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet they are all examples of a mindset produced by scarcity. The authors of Scarcity discuss cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics.