Horwitz: Do free markets require “rational” actors?

Lynne Kiesling Steve Horwitz has a great Freeman column today, inspired by reading Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational. Steve starts by pointing out that the definition of “rational” is not uniform, which matters a great deal because of the theoretical, empirical, and policy implications one draws from the definition used: People act “irrationally,” in the sense … More Horwitz: Do free markets require “rational” actors?