A Wake-Up App That Economists Would Love

Cartoonist Manu Cornet has a simple economic fix for oversleeping:

(HT: Hans van der Drift)

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  1. Jaclyn says:

    This would probably genuinely help me get up in the morning.

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  2. Sean says:

    Something or somebody would get punched but I’d download it. Unless it turns out that it costs more than $0.99 to replace a broken phone or a broken hand. Which seems unlikely. Brilliant!

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  3. Steve says:

    Sorry, I would just set four different alarms…

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  4. Julie says:

    Sadly, I would probably just turn off the app, set up a timer, and roll over back to sleep. My early-morning “I don’t want to wake up” brain can be ridiculously sneaky when it comes to figuring out ways to let me stay in bed.

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  5. Blair says:

    To make it even better, have the price be a donation to an organization you do not like – NRA, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, the Republican Party.

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  6. Spygetsastar says:

    Such thing would trigger a danger of dismissing the alarm and then falling back asleep without any chance to be woken again in 5/10/15 minutes (or any applicable interval imbetween snoozed alarms)…

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  7. Greg says:

    Problem is you aren’t acting fully consciously at that point and probably couldn’t grasp the ramifications of your actions.

    Think a better one would be that moves money from current to saving account not pays a random company. Causr you’ll do it anyway at least now it is encouraging saving.

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