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Saturday
Apr092011

Making "None of the Above" the Default Choice

Too many people choose not to choose, by default allowing decisions to be made for them. They go through life trying to avoid risk, and that often means avoiding decisions (from 'avoid decisions, avoid life' by Jeff Stibel). Mindless decision-making makes us more likely to accept the recommended "default" option which is generally not designed to your interest. When you register online the "marketing newsletter" option is usually pre-checked, a fast-food meal usually makes soda and fries standard, telephone companies pre-select high roaming charges for you, not to mention pre-set bank privacy settings, also many waiters relying on tips like to recommend the most expensive "specials" to you. Let's make "None of the above" the new default choice.Options

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