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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This revolution in regulation relies on using evidence, rather than ideology, to g. Other times, he explains how he applied his philosophy articulated in Nudge: Want to Read saving….

An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: The Future of Government”

New principles—democratizing data, presenting individuals and businesses with the most salient information, ensuring that the better outcome is the automatic outcome—are transforming government. In SimplerSunstein speaks for the first time about what he encountered and accomplished in the Obama Administration and what the lessons are for everyone going forward. You can work with them on the basis of what you already know.

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Great use of data and examples to illustrate a lot of truly fascinating points about choice architecture and behavioral economics. Delusions of grandeur, methinks.

I explore initiatives designed to increase simplicity—some now in effect, others on the horizon, still others for the distant future. That rule remains to be finalized. Appeals against a federal court ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act could pave the way for full-fledged health care reforms, say experts.

An edited transcript of the conversation follows. The general point to push people in making decisions and discourage behaviors. True, complexity has its place, but in the future, governments, whatever their size, have to get simpler. What should coverage be?


I wish Simpler had more anecdotes and stories from the inside, but other than that, a very satisfying read. Jun 28, Jen rated it liked it.

No wonder Glenn Beck said Sunstein was the most dangerous man in America. Sep 11, Efox rated it it was ok. To see how much different players and different strategies are likely to contribute to winning.

It specifically calls out disclosure of information warnings and appropriate default rules. Simpler is a fascinating guide to how behavioral economics is improving government, and none too soon. Return to Book Page.

Despite the one-word title, Sunstein snstein covers a number of principles, including the simplifications indicated by the title, public involvement, and the idea of “nudging” explored in other works by him. Nov 07, Malin Friess rated it it was ok.

In that position, Sjnstein helped to oversee the issuance of nearly two thousand rules from federal agencies. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 10, Jayar La Fontaine rated it liked it.

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I listened to it as an audio book, but I sunstrin that some sunztein it is skimmable. I appreciated how Sunstein eloquently broke things down, making the concepts easy to understand while treating the reader like a competent human being.

Must redeem within 90 days. Thanks for sharing those thoughts. Milkman recently spoke with Sunstein about these changes and what the future holds. There were some things where, in some formal sense, I had to lead. Interesante desde un punto de vista de gerencia en cualquier sector.

This can be done by understanding the brain – system 1 and 2 or automatic system and reflective system. I gave this book a 4 star rating mostly because I think it’s something people should read.

Simpler: The Future of Government

I do think that a big choice architecture challenge remains smoking, where we issued a graphic warnings rule that was intended to make sure people really had a vivid sense of the risks associated with smoking…. Books by Cass R. I would think that is a major strength of the nudge approach. Indeed the net benefits of our regulations, through the first three years, were more than twenty-five times those in the comparable period in the Bush administration, and more than six times more that those in the comparable period in the Clinton administration.


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.

The Future of Government discusses Cass R. This book is exactly what it set out be: All this was accomplished in part through the extraordinary power of nudges-low-cost, seemingly modest policies that preserve freedom of choice.

Here’s a guidebook by someone who did it. If you’re li The content of this book is interesting, it really is. This book is about how government can use cognitive science as “nudges” into policies to help people make better choices. He makes continued references to the book “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis which details how a baseball general manager used statistical sunstekn to build a winning team rather than listening to the gut instincts of his scouts.

For example, I believe neither the seatbelt law nor the airbag requirements ended up providing the benefits they were predicted to, in large part because making driving safer for people tends to make them drive less safely and “compensates” for the increased safety this is discussed in Traffic: For nearly four years, Cass R. Dissappointing considering Cass wrote it. There are questions to be asked on the regulatory front about nutritional labeling and calorie labeling.

It’s valuable as a sknstein into what the first Obama administration was doing in terms of government regulations, and the different ways regulations can be structured.