Friday, 26 July 2013

“Avoid the long commute” says behavioural economist

Following the post on 24 July about the algorithm-driven insurance penalty of long distance commuting, here’s some advice from behavioural economist Dan Ariely (left), writing in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago.

Focusing on the uncertainty encountered by long distance drivers (although the same might apply to some public transport commutes), Ariely concludes, “I suggest that you take distance from work into account as a significant factor in deciding where to live. It will play a larger role in your life than you think.”
(Photo: NPR)

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