198: Private truths, public lies (Timur Kuran)

December 10, 2017

In this episode, economist Timur Kuran explains the ubiquitous phenomenon of “preference falsification” — in which people claim to support something publicly even though they don’t support it privately — and describes its harmful effects on society. He and Julia explore questions like: Is preference falsification all bad? Are there ways to reduce it? And how much has the Internet changed the dynamics around preference falsification?

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