Survey: Are You Irrationally Attached to Your Stuff?

Survey: Are You Irrationally Attached to Your Stuff?

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Rachael Grad
Aug 24, 2008

- Many comments bring Rachel's post back to the top of the pile...

At AT, we don't usually blog on the The Economist but a recent issue has an AT-relevant article on the "endowment effect," an economic theory for why we are irrationally attached to our belongings. We know we're not the only ones to have a home filled with many useless items that hold sentimental but irrational value only to us. We're constantly trying to declutter but our emotions get in the way. Do you feel the same way or are you not attached to your stuff? Survey below the jump...

Do you have a most-loved item?

[Illustration by Claudio Munoz from The Economist]

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