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Understanding self-control: Eating and spending are different public policy issues




You can resist buying a candy bar while you’re waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store—but you’ll buy any pair of shoes that are on sale. Your best friend, in contrast, wouldn’t dream of buying a pair of shoes he thinks he doesn’t need, no matter how low the price—but he can’t resist buying that same candy bar you so easily ignore.




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Understanding self-control: Eating and spending are different public policy issues

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