Do You Want a Healthcare Nudge?

Primarily for fiscal reasons, in Japan, most 40-74 year olds get their waist size checked each year. A part of the required annual physical exams from local government or employers, waist size is moni…

Could You Like a Carbon Tax?

Our Wednesday environment focus Here is my “To Do” list for reducing carbon emissions: Buy a Prius. Install solar panels. Take the train to NYC. Lower my thermostat to 60 degrees during th…

Using Beer as an Incentive

Reading about how a group in Amsterdam solved a public disturbance problem, I immediately thought about choice architecture. In Nudge, a Harvard Law Professor, Cass Sunstein, and a University of Chica…

Seeing the Elderly You

More of us are worried about financing retirement. But it’s not the “gloomy boomers” who said three years ago, at 50 or so, that they feared outliving their money. Now, according to …

Are You a Follower?

This sign in Arizona’s Petrified Forest was having little impact: “Your heritage is being vandalized every day by theft losses of petrified wood of 14 tons a year, mostly a small piece at …

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