Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
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Save Me From Myself -- Sometimes we have a hard time committing ourselves -- whether it's quitting a bad habit or following through on a worthy goal. The program shares stories about "commitment devices" -- a clever way to force yourself to do something that you know will be hard. Host Stephen Dubner talks to a struggling gambler who signs himself up for a program that bans him from state casinos -- only to return, win a jackpot, and have it confiscated. Steve Levitt offers a few of his own off-the-wall commitment devices, and then Brown economist Anna Aizer talks about using commitment devices to fight domestic violence.