Economy
6:41 am
Sun November 18, 2012

An Evolutionary Explanation For The Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:04 am

Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about the psychology behind the fiscal cliff negotiations. Vedantam says humans evolved as short-term thinkers, which makes dealing with the long-term problem of the national debt particularly difficult.

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