Watch: Psychologist Barry Schwartz Gives TED Talk on "Practical Wisdom"

Stacey Kutish

Watch: Psychologist Barry Schwartz  
Gives TED Talk on "Practical Wisdom"

by Stacey Kutish
2/20/2009

Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz

Watch: Psychologist Barry Schwartz calls for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy at a TED Talk he gave earlier this month. TED, which stands for technology, entertainment, and design, brings together "thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives." more

Schwartz, the Dorwin P. Cartwright Pr ofessor of Social Theory and Social Action, explores the social and psychological effects of free-market economic institutions on moral, social, and civic concerns. His books include The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less and The Costs of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life.