Monday, 10 January 2011

Carfree: Ciaran Hinds

"My Secret Life" in The Independent magazine on 1.1.11 featured actor Ciaran Hinds, who has acted at the RSC, in various films and will be in this year’s final Harry Potter film. Ciaran answered the question "I drive/ride” as follows, “London buses. I don't have a motorcar so I've got to know and be fairly fond of the buses." Though Ciaran Hind’s answer is encouraging, just as interesting is the way in which The Independent has reframed the question. In the best traditions of behavioural economics, The Indy has changed the default, by not automatically assuming that the question to be answered is “I drive…..” (insert type of car).

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