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Seven months into his role at the helm of the Campaign for Social Science, Shamit Saggar tells Eleni Courea how he champions evidence-based policymaking.

Shamit Saggar is waging a war against confusion. The head of the Campaign for Social Science is passionate about solving many problems; but at this moment he is most exercised about how people are being bamboozled by marketers.

“Industry knows perfectly well that many vulnerable people haven’t got a clue, and they want to keep it that way. It’s an opportunity to prey upon their vulnerability,” says Saggar, a political scientist at the University of Essex who took on the leadership of the CSS in October 2017.

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