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The Resource Why nudge? : The politics of libertarian paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein

Why nudge? : The politics of libertarian paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein

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Why nudge? : The politics of libertarian paternalism
Title
Why nudge?
Title remainder
The politics of libertarian paternalism
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Cass R. Sunstein
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Language
eng
Summary
"Based on a series of pathbreaking lectures given at Yale University in 2012, this powerful, thought-provoking work by national best-selling author Cass R. Sunstein combines legal theory with behavioral economics to make a fresh argument about the legitimate scope of government, bearing on obesity, smoking, distracted driving, health care, food safety, and other highly volatile, high-profile public issues. Behavioral economists have established that people often make decisions that run counter to their best interests-producing what Sunstein describes as "behavioral market failures." Sometimes we disregard the long term; sometimes we are unrealistically optimistic; sometimes we do not see what is in front of us. With this evidence in mind, Sunstein argues for a new form of paternalism, one that protects people against serious errors but also recognizes the risk of government overreaching and usually preserves freedom of choice. Against those who reject paternalism of any kind, Sunstein shows that "choice architecture"-government-imposed structures that affect our choices-is inevitable, and hence that a form of paternalism cannot be avoided. He urges that there are profoundly moral reasons to ensure that choice architecture is helpful rather than harmful-and that it makes people's lives better and longer"--
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Sunstein, Cass R
Dewey number
320.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Storrs lectures on jurisprudence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paternalism
  • Libertarianism
  • Consumer behavior
  • Choice (Psychology)
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Why nudge? : The politics of libertarian paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17531494
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780300197860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861677239
Label
Why nudge? : The politics of libertarian paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17531494
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780300197860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861677239

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