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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Transparent review of which rules sjnstein working, and which aren’t, is becoming the norm. True, complexity has its place, but in the future, governments, whatever their size, have to get simpler. Dec 03, Wilte rated it liked it. Log In or sign up to comment.
Dissappointing considering Cass wrote it.
That said, a lot of the actual material in the book feels like ground Sunstein already covered in Nudge. Maybe the shoeless person climbing away from sunstwin food? I explore initiatives designed to increase simplicity—some now in effect, others on the horizon, still others for the distant future.
The Future of GovernmentSunstein talks about how a more streamlined government can improve health, lengthen lives and save money.
Simpler | Book by Cass R. Sunstein | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster
This book is about how government can use cognitive science as “nudges” into policies to help people make better choices. It always helps to consult with those who will be affected by a new set of rules or regulations. Twenty-first century insights now inform simplified mortgage and student loan applications, the labeling of food and energy-efficient cars, financial reform, and health care reform.
Government can implement policies that csss be subtle in the background but often is a deliberate move to push people in making better choices. At the bottom, why are so many foods crowded into each other?
Simpler: The Future of Government
Michelle Obama and others in the White House have worked closely with the private sector to try to think about what can be done together to reduce calories and reduce salt [in food]. I think there are a lot if good ideas on here about how to make government work better and smarter but the presentation has so distracted from the message I just can’t keep reading it. Sunstein outlines why simpler government, utilizing effective nudges and clear understandable disclosures, can be more effective.
Not everyone agrees with these regulatory theories, but I think Sunstein does a reasonably good job of presenting the weaknesses and criticisms. A slim volume that is equal parts memoir of Sunstein’s time at OIRA and encomiums to certain regulations promulgated during President Obama’s first term in office.
An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: The Future of Government”
Sunstein does talk about reviewing rules that already exist to see if they are simplfr the predicted benefits at the predicted costs, which is helpful to identify situations where second-order effects occurred, although it would have been nice to see more significant examples.
I gave this book a 4 star rating mostly because I think it’s something people should read. If you’ve read Nudge, then you’ve read this book. I want to dive right into asking you a few questions about your book. This is a short and easy to read book that describe Cass Sunstein’s experience in applying simplr economics to the world of regulation at the federal level. This book is exactly what it set out be: It’s valuable as a window into what the first Obama administration was doing in terms of government regulations, and the different ways regulations can be structured.
The general ideas are: Oct 14, Julie Shuff rated it liked it. Thanks for sharing those thoughts. Solid follow-up to Nudge if you’re working in, or are interested in, public policy.
In his new book, Simpler: The general point to push people in making decisions and discourage behaviors.
Sponsored Content Collect, Crunch, Collaborate: What should that look like? Great use of data and examples to illustrate a lot of truly fascinating points about choice architecture and behavioral economics.
All this was accomplished in part through the extraordinary power of nudges-low-cost, seemingly modest policies that preserve freedom of choice. If we are using a language with which we are not familiar, System 1 retreats and System 2 is activated.
I was there not long ago and talked to them at length about what might be done going forward. Following the advice in Happier at Home I am abandoning trying to finish this book because it really isn’t adding to my enjoyment of the world. I think there is great value in bringing to bear a behavioral insights and b empirical tasks into government.
Citing numerous examples from his years in the first term of the Obama Administration, and projecting forward into a data-driven future, Simpler provides a new understanding of how government can work. The result is a forthright, compelling vision of technocratic government that’s both efficient and humane.
Are you supposed to eat it? The private sector has taken some initiatives with respect to school lunchrooms and cafeteria design to try to use choice architecture to promote healthy eating.