The illusion of choice.

 

“It is a trick which often works with children. Do not tell them to eat vegetables; instead ask whether they want broccoli or spinach.” Rory Sutherland.

Questions such as:

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Labour or Conservative?’

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or ‘Democrat or Republican?’

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are examples of placebo choice.

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A psychological trick

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to make people feel that they are in control.

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The reality is, however, that children end up with vegetables on their plate and parents with a gravy train government based in Brussels.

Either way, people who think they are making choices are, in fact, stuffed.

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