Tag: obama

  • Behavioural Economics and Financial Policies

    The news that Obama had some of the leading behaviourists advising his campaign comes as no surprise to me, however I likely underestimated how much they influenced both the campaign and the voters. Time takes a look at this “behavioural dream team” and discusses how the Obama administration is using behavioural economics to guide its…

  • Inauguration Roundup

    The Internet is bustling with news of yesterday’s inauguration of President Obama (it feels strange writing that) and I feel somewhat guilty adding to the overabundance of news. As a compromise I’m going to limit myself to this single roundup post. One intrepid soul has compiledĀ a collection of videos of every inauguration speech from the…

  • Great Speeches: Oprah and Obama

    A couple of speeches currently getting rave reviews: Oprah’s Stanford Commencement, 2008 Barack Obama’s Father’s Day Speech, Chicago Stanford always seem to nail that commencement speech. via Ramit’s del.icio.us links and 37signals’ Signal vs. Noise

  • When Obama Wins

    I’ve just been reminded of the amusing micro-site When Obama Wins, created by the eminent technologist and blogger Jason Kottke. For the reasoning behind the creation of WOW, see here. My favourite? When Obama Wins… we will all shower in beer and soap will be replaced by bacon.

  • Black President = World’s Complete Annihalation

    The Onion does it again with ‘Do We Really Want Another Black President After The Events Of Deep Impact?‘ Have we learned nothing from the tragic events of 1998, when, under the watch of President Morgan Freeman, this nation was plunged into chaos, and hundreds of millions of people died at the hands of the…