The Resource Why nudge? : the politics of libertarian paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein

Why nudge? : the politics of libertarian paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein

Label
Why nudge? : the politics of libertarian paternalism
Title
Why nudge?
Title remainder
the politics of libertarian paternalism
Statement of responsibility
Cass R. Sunstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on a series of pathbreaking lectures given at Yale University in 2012, this powerful, thought-provoking work by national best-selling author Cass R. Sunstein combines legal theory with behavioral economics to make a fresh argument about the legitimate scope of government, bearing on obesity, smoking, distracted driving, health care, food safety, and other highly volatile, high-profile public issues. Behavioral economists have established that people often make decisions that run counter to their best interests-producing what Sunstein describes as "behavioral market failures." Sometimes we disregard the long term; sometimes we are unrealistically optimistic; sometimes we do not see what is in front of us. With this evidence in mind, Sunstein argues for a new form of paternalism, one that protects people against serious errors but also recognizes the risk of government overreaching and usually preserves freedom of choice. Against those who reject paternalism of any kind, Sunstein shows that "choice architecture"--Government-imposed structures that affect our choices-is inevitable, and hence that a form of paternalism cannot be avoided. He urges that there are profoundly moral reasons to ensure that choice architecture is helpful rather than harmful-and that it makes people's lives better and longer"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
323.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
.S867 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Storrs lectures on jurisprudence: Yale Law School
Series volume
2012
Label
Why nudge? : the politics of libertarian paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-186) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The lives we save may be our own
  • Introduction:
  • Behaviorally informed paternalism
  • Occasions for paternalism
  • The paternalist's toolbox
  • Paternalism and welfare
  • Paternalism and autonomy
  • Soft paternalism and its discontents
  • Epilogue:
Control code
ocn880459667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300197860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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402db565-c773-4a34-a748-f54449967273
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.b32979472
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880459667
  • ebl0300206925

Library Locations

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