Nicholas Curott

nick.curott@gmail.com

Nicholas Curott is an assistant professor of economics at Ball State University, where he teaches monetary policy and coaches the Fed Challenge team. Prior to this, he was an assistant professor of economics at the State University of New York at Delhi. Curott earned his PhD in economics at George Mason University in 2012. While at George Mason, he was a Mercatus Center PhD Fellow.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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