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Guest: Wendy Wagner, Richard Dale Endowed Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
When was the last time you read every page of Senate bill, processed each word of a mortgage agreement, or even parsed through an app's terms and conditions?
If you're inclined to scroll straight to "accept," you're not alone. And as law professor and author Wendy Wagner writes in a new book, this idea of information overload is purposefully baked into the foundation of America's most important institutions.
On this episode of DISCOVERY, Wagner discusses examples from politics, science, finance and more to illustrate how comprehensibility of information — or lack thereof — negatively impacts consumers.