Should Government Have a Nudge Team?

Is society better off when people stop smoking? Return to work sooner after a layoff? Pay their taxes on time? Using “nudge theory,” the UK’s Nudge Unit says it can help policymakers…

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 …

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