Duhigg explains that companies began changing their plans when math whizzes arrived at the discovery that the largest profits didn’t come from cardholders that paid off their bills, but rather from cardholders that never paid the full amount. But this discovery soon developed into a problem because many companies didn’t know which cardholders would pay consecutively each month or which cardholders would find themselves in huge debt and leave.
The Doctors of Philosophy found two solutions to the proposed concern. One of the solutions was to develop new card...
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