Five minutes fast

20th January, 2007

Dear Economist,

I have the habit of setting my watch five minutes fast. This fools me into avoiding being three minutes late for meetings, or the train – well, more often than not – and instead being two minutes early. But if I am a rational economic agent, how do I succeed in fooling myself so systematically?

Yours (in haste),

Mark, Oxford

Answer at, subscription free

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This