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“Some of the greatest challenges to the presumption that voters make rational choices have come from the field of behavioural economics, which–unlike traditional economics—focuses on investigating how people actually behave. What some of these researchers have found is that habits, immediate perceptions, and intuition play a more important role in everyday decision making than reason does. Not enough organ donors in your province or country? Automatically enrol everyone, and rely on people’s apathy rather than their better angels to improve your rates. In this and many other cases, behaviour isn’t altered by changing a person’s mind but by reducing the effort needed to reach a desired outcome.”