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Nudge

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

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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?