Name: Professor: Course: Date: The Paradox of Choice Summary Dr. Schwartz first begins by establishing that freedom is good in and of itself and it is a good thing that modern society seeks it out. He asserts that freedom makes humans who they are and also allows them to determine their own destiny. The clip then shows the speaker explaining just how many choice modern humans have. The highlight was the assertion that he found that he could assemble 65 million different stereo systems using time and energy making decisions. That is who I am. Last week I was shopping for a new laptop on Amazon. There was so much choice that I kept postponing the decision until I spent the assigned money. Dr. Schwartz is right on many levels. However there are few exceptions to the rule and these should be made clear. However the overall theory is sound and one can test it in his or her life. Works Cited Schwartz Barry. The Paradox of Choice. TED Talks. [...]
View the TED talk by Dr. Barry Schwartz at: www.ted.com Prepare a one to two page paper, addressing the following and turn it in on Monday the 6th. • Very briefly summarize the points that Dr. Schwartz makes in the video. • Identify the economic principles and/or theories that Dr. Schwartz discusses. Note that he may not refer to them as economic principles, or call them by the terms we use. List the ways in which he agrees or disagrees with these Economic principles and theories. • In what ways do you agree or disagree with Dr. Schwartz? Explain.