Visiting Fellow Cass Sunstein shares insights from his forthcoming book, Simpler: The Future of Government, which focuses on how government can be more. Cass R. Sunstein led many of these changes as administrator for the In his new book, Simpler: The Future of Government, Sunstein talks. Introduction The Cockpit of the Regulatory State. This is a book about making things simpler. In particular, it is about how governments can be.

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But then again, maybe after hanging out in D. Jun 01, Daniel Pereira rated it really liked it Shelves: Sunstein basically takes the insights of Thinking, Fast and Slow and applies them to certain, high profile regulations. He also argues strongly for “nudges”, which are regulations that make it easier to choose a certain way although they still allow people to choose diferently.

A really good nudge would be to make them smaller. The Future of GovernmentSunstein talks about how a more streamlined government can improve health, lengthen lives and save money.

And do read the acknowledgements – if only for the most delightful dedication I have ever read. Examples include defaults e.

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As part of the executive office of the President, I would like to think of these not as initiatives that I led but as initiatives that I played a part in.

May 30, Andy Oram rated it really liked it Shelves: One example is on the default rule. Apr 13, Jason Furman rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just identified one more. As former Director of OIRA Sunstein argues for the increased use of behavioral economics research to promote a new regulatory regime in government based on a preference for “nudges” over mandates, penalties, and fines.


Milkman recently spoke with Sunstein about these changes and what the future holds.

I appreciated the examples used throughout the book e. Nudges are approaches that encourage decisions while preserving freedom of choice.

Sure, I never would’ve touched this had it not been required for my Poli Sci class, but if we had to read anything, I’d choose this in a heartbeat.

At the bottom, why are susntein ma Buy this book, then read the beginning of Chapter 4 which provides a hilarious send-up of how ineffective the government’s food pyramid was it is funnier when you can actually see the figure: By Morning Joe staff.

So somewhat worrying to learn in the acknowledgements that Sunstein decided to forgive his editor for slashing 30, words from the original manuscript! There are questions to be asked on the regulatory front about nutritional labeling and calorie labeling.

Twenty-first century insights now inform simplified mortgage and student loan applications, the labeling of food and energy-efficient cars, financial reform, and health care reform.

Sunstein preaches dimpler benefits of cost-benefit analysis to provide a check on dogmatic values and opinions.

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Apr 12, Vanessa rated it liked it. In combination with smart, disciplined cost-benefit analysis, nudges are simplifying government and making it far more effective.

I think the points are somewhat valid, but it basically reads as an older establishment man humble-bragging about his time at the OIRA. No wonder Glenn Beck said Sunstein was the most dangerous man in America.

No, a far better subtitle would be something on the lines of ‘The Three Habits of Highly Effective Regulators’ and that’s regulators of the government rather than the mechanical variety.


Simpler: The Future of Government

Jul 16, Zoe Xiuha rated it it was ok Shelves: There are a lot of them. Not everyone agrees with these regulatory theories, but I think Sunstein does a reasonably good job of presenting the weaknesses and criticisms.

But for users, they are simple and intuitive. Just a moment while we sign you czss to your Goodreads account. Do you see a need for such a group in the U. I do appreciate his adding the distinction betwe I’m a fan of Cass Sunstein, simple this book is certainly interesting for its insider’s look at regulatory practices during Obama’s first term in office, the frothy mouthed ravings denouncing Sunstein from both sides of the political spectrum, and fear-mongering ximpler aimed at blocking his nomination to the position of Obama’s “regulatory czar”.

But Simpler isn’t quite as illuminating as books like Nudge and Going to Extremes. Sunstein’s practical view of law and regulation has always highly appealed to me. For nearly four years, Cass R. The general point to push people in making decisions and discourage behaviors.

An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: The Future of Government”

Contrary to conservative perception, the administration, guided by Cass Sunstein, launched sjnstein brilliant effort to simplify and reduce regulations. Sign up and get a free eBook!

Following the advice in Happier at Home I am abandoning trying to finish this book because it really isn’t adding to my enjoyment of the world. Skickas inom vardagar.