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Nudge

Nudge

Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness

  • Author: Richard H Thaler,Cass R Sunstein
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141976101
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H. Thaler, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Nudge is the book that changed the way we think about decision-making. Nudge is about choices - how we make them and how we can make better ones. Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and original research, the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice. 'How often do you read a book that is both important and amusing, both practical and deep? ... A must-read for anyonewho wants to see both our minds and our society working better' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow 'I love this book. It is one of the few books I've read recently that fundamentally changes the way I think about the world' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics

Nudge

Nudge

Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness

  • Author: Mark Egan
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351352563
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 96
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When it was published in 2008, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness quickly became one of the most influential books in modern economics and politics. Within a short time, it had inspired whole government departments in the US and UK, and others as far afield as Singapore. One of the keys to Nudge’s success is Thaler and Sunstein’s ability to create a detailed and persuasive case for their take on economic decision-making. Nudge is not a book packed with original findings or data; instead it is a careful and systematic synthesis of decades of research into behavioral economics. The discipline challenges much conventional economic thought – which works on the basis that, overall, humans make rational decisions – by focusing instead on the ‘irrational’ cognitive biases that affect our decision making. These seemingly in-built biases mean that certain kinds of economic decision-making are predictably irrational. Thaler and Sunstein prove themselves experts at creating persuasive arguments and dealing effectively with counter-arguments. They conclude that if governments understand these cognitive biases, they can ‘nudge’ us into making better decisions for ourselves. Entertaining as well as smart, Nudge shows the full range of reasoning skills that go into making a persuasive argument.

Summary of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Mark Egan

Summary of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Mark Egan

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  • Publisher: Readtrepreneur Publishing
  • ISBN: 1386554561
  • Category: Reference
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​Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.) You make decisions every day. Learn how to make the right ones. Nudge will provide you with a system for making both simple and complex decisions. With a simple nudge, you will never make the wrong choice again. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "The false assumption is that almost all people, almost all of the time, make choices that are in their best interest or at the very least are better than the choices that would be made by someone else." – Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein Through a series of examples and using the results of decades-long behavioral research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein demonstrate that most of our decisions are influenced in a number of ways, which can lead us to making poor choices. By knowing how people's decisions are influenced, you will be able to learn how to make better choices and how to nudge the people around you in the right direction. Authors Richard H. Thaler Cass R. Sunstein stress the importance of understanding what influences our decision making process, in order to improve our decisions about health, wealth and happiness. P.S. Nudge is an extremely useful book that will help you make the right choices in life. By understanding the psychology behind making decisions, you will also be able to help the people around you and use this knowledge in your work. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Grab your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur?  Highest Quality Summaries  Delivers Amazing Knowledge  Awesome Refresher  Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.

Summary of Nudge

Summary of Nudge

Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Mark Egan

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781646151615
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 92
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​Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein - Book Summary - Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.) You make decisions every day. Learn how to make the right ones. Nudge will provide you with a system for making both simple and complex decisions. With a simple nudge, you will never make the wrong choice again. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "The false assumption is that almost all people, almost all of the time, make choices that are in their best interest or at the very least are better than the choices that would be made by someone else." - Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein Through a series of examples and using the results of decades-long behavioral research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein demonstrate that most of our decisions are influenced in a number of ways, which can lead us to making poor choices. By knowing how people's decisions are influenced, you will be able to learn how to make better choices and how to nudge the people around you in the right direction. Authors Richard H. Thaler Cass R. Sunstein stress the importance of understanding what influences our decision making process, in order to improve our decisions about health, wealth and happiness. P.S. Nudge is an extremely useful book that will help you make the right choices in life. By understanding the psychology behind making decisions, you will also be able to help the people around you and use this knowledge in your work. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Grab your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur?  Highest Quality Summaries  Delivers Amazing Knowledge  Awesome Refresher  Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.

Why Nudge?

Why Nudge?

The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism

  • Author: Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300206925
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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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.

On Freedom

On Freedom

  • Author: Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691192022
  • Category: Political Science
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From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means—and requires—today In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn’t nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go—whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships. In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination. That is why they are unfree. People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live—which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being. Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed—and shows what it would take to make freedom real.

Valuing Life

Valuing Life

Humanizing the Regulatory State

  • Author: Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022612942X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is the United States’s regulatory overseer. In Valuing Life, Cass R. Sunstein draws on his firsthand experience as the Administrator of OIRA from 2009 to 2012 to argue that we can humanize regulation—and save lives in the process. As OIRA Administrator, Sunstein helped oversee regulation in a broad variety of areas, including highway safety, health care, homeland security, immigration, energy, environmental protection, and education. This background allows him to describe OIRA and how it works—and how it can work better—from an on-the-ground perspective. Using real-world examples, many of them drawn from today’s headlines, Sunstein makes a compelling case for improving cost-benefit analysis, a longtime cornerstone of regulatory decision-making, and for taking account of variables that are hard to quantify, such as dignity and personal privacy. He also shows how regulatory decisions about health, safety, and life itself can benefit from taking into account behavioral and psychological research, including new findings about what scares us, and what does not. By better accounting for people’s fallibility, Sunstein argues, we can create regulation that is simultaneously more human and more likely to achieve its goals. In this highly readable synthesis of insights from law, policy, economics, and psychology, Sunstein breaks down the intricacies of the regulatory system and offers a new way of thinking about regulation that incorporates human dignity– and an insistent focus on the consequences of our choices.

On Rumors

On Rumors

How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, and What Can Be Done

  • Author: Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691162506
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 128
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Many of us are being misled. Claiming to know dark secrets about public officials, hidden causes of the current economic situation, and nefarious plans and plots, those who spread rumors know precisely what they are doing. And in the era of social media and the Internet, they know a lot about how to manipulate the mechanics of false rumors—social cascades, group polarization, and biased assimilation. They also know that the presumed correctives—publishing balanced information, issuing corrections, and trusting the marketplace of ideas—do not always work. All of us are vulnerable. In On Rumors, Cass Sunstein uses examples from the real world and from behavioral studies to explain why certain rumors spread like wildfire, what their consequences are, and what we can do to avoid being misled. In a new afterword, he revisits his arguments in light of his time working in the Obama administration.

Law and Global Health

Law and Global Health

Current Legal Issues

  • Author: Michael Freeman,Sarah Hawkes,Belinda Bennett
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191003468
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 600
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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.