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From vaccines to homework, why humans can’t stop overpromising

7 mins | Feb 18, 2021

Good news if you're struggling to finish your daily to-do list: you're not alone. Tim Harford explains why we're all hard-wired to expect too much of ourselves. Whether it's as menial as doing the laundry or as immense as staging the Olympics Games, it's normal to expect a delay. Then, the Undercover Economist turns to academic research to reassure us that even the planning experts struggle to stick to the task.

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From Financial Times