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The Limits Of Obama’s Favorite Economic Theory

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business

Economic theories don't usually get their own executive orders. But last summer, President Barack Obama changed that. In September, the president iss...

When Events Nudge You, Gently!

Marsida Bandilli | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Marsida Bandilli

©Copyright Bibi Veth, 2015 I was walking through the streets of Strasbourg, in the late autumn of 2014. I ran into houses, parks, institutional bui...

Interview with Shira Abel on Behavioral Engineering

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.09.2016 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I recently attended a fascinating talk on the topic of Behavioral Engineering by my friend Shira Abel. Post that talk, I had an opportunity to ask her a few questions on the same topic.

Nudging Our Way Toward a Full-Talent Workforce in 2016

Laura Mather | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Laura Mather

In "Signs of a Truce in the Mommy Wars," Claire Cain Miller surfaced some fascinating new research that showed that the perception of men's and women'...

How the Science of Human Behavior Is Beginning to Reshape the U.S. Government

The Conversation US | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

When we ignore the limitations of human rationality and the systematic errors those limitations produce, we end up designing policies that are logical but don't end up working well for the people they're supposed to serve.

The Government Is Learning How To Change Your Behavior -- Supposedly For Your Own Good

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology

Not every effort to change how we make choices will go flat like the soda ban that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration tried to impose up...

3 Simple Strategies to Keep Your Financial Resolutions

Shahar Ziv | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Shahar Ziv

As January kicks off, close to half of Americans will make resolutions on the perennial quest for self-improvement. Predictably, losing weight continues to be the top goal for 2015. Money-related resolutions, however, rank among the favorites.

In Defense of 'Nudging': When the Government Nudges, Everyone Wins

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Jachimowicz

'Nudging' -- intentionally designing our environments to make certain decisions more likely than others -- can be an effective and ethically sound tool to help people make better decisions for themselves and for society at large.

No French for Leadership?

Olivier Oullier | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Olivier Oullier

In these troubled times, where political leadership is shaken, a new class of French politicians should arise and seize the opportunity to improve the state of their country and its global positioning.

Genetic Testing Needs a Nudge

Dov Fox | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Dov Fox

This innovative approach to the management of genetic health information better balances the goals of patient health and consumer freedom. Genetic testing is the next frontier of personalized medicine. But it needs a nudge.

Attract Smarter Support Sooner

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Multiply the power of your positive words by sharing your praise with the people who most matter to that person.

Nudge Yourself and Others to Make Smarter Choices

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Steve Jobs sparked hot debate about the rich "getting to jump to the head of the line," so to speak, when he revealed that he was able to get a liver ...

Follow the Plastic Bag Example, Nudge Polluters to Pay

Gernot Wagner | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

There is one policy that seems to bridge the gap between the type of non-intrusive nudges Sunstein champions and the type of policies he knows are ultimately necessary to do something about global warming. They're called bag taxes.

Weekly Rune: Nauthiz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

This week, gently consider where soul sustenance has become rote. This is a bold undertaking from inside the comfort zone.

Morozov Is Wrong: Smart Technology Enhances Choice

Ron Davis | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Ron Davis

But making choices involves more than pondering the alternatives. Evgeny Morozov's picture of autonomy and choice hearkens back to decayed ideas from centuries past.

Can Crowdsourcing Save the World?

Chris Deary | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business
Chris Deary

Can crowdsourcing provide the answers to one of mankind's biggest challenges, namely how to sustain an ever-growing population in a world of ever-diminishing resources?

Microsoft Taxes Itself to Go Carbon Neutral

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

It's innovative and committed, but it also points to a massive global failure of leadership on climate policy. We should put a price on carbon across the entire economy.

The Fine Line Between Shared and Manipulated Medical Decisions

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Michael L. Millenson

Are hard-edged smoking cessation or weight loss programs justified because they help keep down everyone's insurance costs? What is the balance between personal freedom and societal obligations?

Message To Facebook: I'm Taking Back My Happiness

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

Facebook: Good or bad? Is it nurturing our families and communities by bringing us closer together? Or is it a dangerous threat -- a technology that fosters isolation, anxiety and narcissism?