12/18/13 - Why do people overspend, underinvest and make poor life decisions? Nearly two-million vehicles are repossessed each year. $57 Billion dollars are invested in state lotteries that have a negative return rate of 80%. Is this communal stupidity, or are other factors involved that are evolutionary smarts? On the next Topical Currents we speak with University of Arizona professor Douglas Kenrick, co-author of THE RATIONAL ANIMAL: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think. That’s Topical Currents today at 1pm.