Freakonomics Radio
Thu, 01/03/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 01/03/2013 - 7:00pm

Sometimes we have a hard time committing ourselves – whether it's quitting a bad habit or following through on a worthy goal. A commitment device is essentially a clever means to help you commit to a course of action that you know will be hard. For an individual, this might mean losing weight, quitting smoking, or anything else involving willpower.