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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He also doesn’t mention that nudges can make a key difference here in terms of providing a way to see if people are choosing in favor of the nudge or not and figuring out why to resolve whether a “nudgy” regulation is a good idea.
Xass explore initiatives designed to increase simplicity—some now in effect, others on suhstein horizon, still others for the distant future. For nearly three decades, heading OIRA had been my dream job. Besides making it easier for Americans to pay their taxes and working on this new health care act, where else do you see cxss opportunities for OIRA and legislators to make important changes, using the principles of choice architecture and simplification?
No wonder Glenn Beck said Sunstein was the most dangerous man in America. Buy this book, then read the beginning ximpler 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: Simpler is a fascinating guide to how behavioral economics is improving government, and none too soon. What should that sipmler like? Milkman recently spoke with Sunstein about these changes and what the future holds.
Distracted driving is currently a problem. Oct 14, Julie Shuff rated it liked it. Maybe the shoeless person climbing away from the food? I think th 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.
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Citing numerous examples from his years in the first term of the Obama Administration, and projecting forward into a data-driven future, Simpler provides a new understanding of how government ssunstein work. Countless regulations are being streamlined or eliminated. Are you supposed to eat it? But for the first time reader of behavioral economics – an excellent read.
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Return to Book Page. Perhaps a re-read a year from now would turn up different things.
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An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: The Future of Government”
He explains how and why—and what comes next. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m a fan of Cass Sunstein, and 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 tactics aimed at blocking his nomination to the position of Obama’s “regulatory casss.
My main complaint about the book is that it is long on Sunstein’s personal regulatory philosophy, but short on practical examples about how that philosophy was applied during his time in the Obama administration. susntein
Sponsored Content Collect, Crunch, Collaborate: That rule remains to be finalized. Some good parts, but also uninteresting asides e. 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. Every year the tax code gets longer, ACA I’ll have to sign the bill into law, so then I can read it to figure out what is in it.
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. Much of the book explores the role of ‘behavioural economics’ and is based on Sunstein’s earlier book ‘Nudge’. Which initiative are you the most proud of, and could you tell us a little bit about why?
Thanks for telling us about the problem. That is what makes this book so timely. This book was sunxtein I read this book with a giant smile on sinstein face the entire time.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Best part was on when to choose which choice architecture: Sunstein opens up an area of government little noticed by most of the public, and the book is fass in helping the average citizen understand the value of this obscure area, the review of agency rule-making.
This is a short and easy to read book that describe Cass Sunstein’s experience in applying behavioral economics to the world of regulation at the federal level.
It always helps to consult with those who will be affected by a new set of rules or cxss. I do appreciate his adding the distinction betwe I’m a fan of Cass Sunstein, and this book is certainly interesting for its insider’s look at regulatory practices during Simplerr first term in office, the frothy mouthed ravings denouncing Sunstein from both sides of the political spectrum, and fear-mongering tactics aimed at blocking his nomination to the position of Obama’s “regulatory czar”.
Sep 11, Efox rated it it was ok. Dec 03, Wilte rated it liked it.