cass sunstein

Cass Sunstein and the power of ‘nudge’

Obama’s ‘invisible hand’ talks ‘regulatory moneyball’  and the potential of policy based on data-driven, cost-benefit analysis

Nudge of character

United Kingdom tests behavioural economics on taxpayers

How David Cameron’s plan to ‘nudge’ could save billions


NYC’s noble experiment

It’s part of a journalist’s job description to be an unflinching, rational observer in the face of phenomena that tempt one to recoil or spew: a crime scene, a mass grave… in this spirit, and in the spirit of Bryan Caplan’s Ideological Turing Test, I asked myself, “What’s the best possible defence one could make of New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed Big Gulp Ban*?” Bloomberg, as you may have heard, intends to outlaw the serving of sugary beverages in bottles or cups larger than 16 ounces at city-regulated food establishments.