Imperfect Information - obesity caused by the same problem as debt!

Given that the increasing concern over obesity (and it's knock-on issues) are fairly prevalent in the news at the moment I thought this article from the Independent may be of interest.  The reporter is linking the causes of obesity and debt together - suggesting that our big problem as an animal is that we don't like to think about the future.  I thought that it was an interesting link, not least because we probably all know that its true! It further illustrates the problem of imperfect information and our inability to consume products that benefit us in the long-run (e.g. pensions) and over-consume those products that we know are not good for us (e.g. 90% of what you have consumed over the last two weeks).

Happy New Year to all Tutor2u blog readers.

Join the tutor2u community

With a tutor2u account you can access extra features to support your teaching & learning.

Subscribe to the daily digest

Curate your own content

Track your training schedule

Manage your resource library

Receive job alerts

Join the community

Already joined? Sign in now ›

More From the Digital Store

A comprehensive series of topic-by-topic study notes to support students on Section 4 (Development Economics) of the IB Diploma in Economics. It covers both the SL and HL content of the...

£40.00 (+VAT)

IB Economics Section 4 (Development Economics) Course Companion

Five superb synoptic case studies designed to help Year 13 A Level Economics students to develop the skills and confidence needed for the new A Level synoptic Paper 3.

£10.00 (+VAT)

A Level Economics Synoptic Revision Mats (Vol1)

A superb set of key topic lesson worksheets & answers for the Year 2 teaching content of AQA A Level Economics, including a series of synoptic worksheets to help linear revision.

£75.00 (+VAT)

AQA A Level Economics (Year 2) Lesson Topic Worksheets

Recruitment

Advertise your vacancies with tutor2u

Much cheaper & more effective than TES or the Guardian. Reach the audience you really want to apply for your teaching vacancy by posting directly to our website and related social media audiences.

Find our more ›

Advertise your teaching jobs with tutor2u