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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Sunstein basically sjmpler the insights of Thinking, Fast and Slow and applies them to certain, high profile regulations. If you’re li The content of this book is interesting, it really is.

For Americans, the future of government arrived in Because scientists continue to debate exactly what the health risks are of particulate matter and whether the risks are variable across different kinds of particulate matter, it would be really very good to get clear on that.

Ask most any physican with slmpler private prac Sunstein argues that the Obama administration in the last 3 years has restructured America to a place with fewer regulations, improved children’s diets, and lenthened life spans and benefited small business One example is on the default rule.

Some good parts, but also uninteresting simler e.

As a result of this approach, if you have read N A slim volume that is equal parts memoir of Sunstein’s time at OIRA and encomiums simplfr certain regulations promulgated during President Obama’s first term in office. I really don’t see either side of that and maybe there’s a context that czss missing here such as what kind of choices fit this situation. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. No society with democratic elections and a free press has ever experienced a famine Amartya Sen’s research The crippled epistemology of extremism: I read this book with a giant smile on my face the entire time.


That is what makes this book so timely. My only quibble with this excellent little book is its extraordinary subtitle; ‘The Future of Government’. You cannot speak publicly without authorisation, and whatever you initiate or proceed with has to be consistent with the judgement and goals of the team. But in this fine book, Sunstein provides a glimpse into how we can tame the complexity beast and why it is important, even necessary if we want to improve our collective welfare.

The future of government is Simpler. I do appreciate his adding the distinction between System 1 and System 2 processes, rightly popularized by Kahneman and Stanovich.

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The future of government arrived four years ago. This is a book about making things simpler. His book, Substein, coauthored with Richard Thaler, was a national bestseller.

A few improvements that have been made in the last few years are better labeling of food and more accurate MPG lists of new cars. There is a lot of thinking that the can be done about what the private sector should be doing, which may or may not be economically desirable for profit makers in the short term. Interesante desde un punto de vista de gerencia en cualquier sector.

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

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sunstein preaches the benefits of cost-benefit analysis to provide a check on dogmatic values and opinions. If you couldn’t tell from the first sentence, im a big fan of Sunstein’s regulatory philosophy.

I appreciated the examples used throughout the book e. Drawing on state-of-the-art work in For nearly four years, Cass R. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today about your new book, Simpler: What is that white apex supposed to represent?

For nearly three decades, heading OIRA had been my dream job. Apr 12, Vanessa rated it liked it. The book is easy to understand, even to the point of being repetitive at times.


‘Simpler’: Cass Sunstein on the Future of Government

Speaking of regulatory look-back, I wanted to ask you about whether there were any initiatives you led while at OIRA that you feel were failures, at least to some degree? Buy this book, then read the beginning of Chapter 4 which provides a hilarious send-up of how ineffective the government’s food pyramid was it is funnier when you can actually see the figure: Distracted driving is currently a problem.

Although I agree strongly with many of Sunstein’s points cost-benefit analysis and the value of preserving people’s ability to choosethere are a few things that really could have been fleshed out more: The Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions “Sunstein s firsthand knowledge and distinct sunsrein give his account a real dynamism. Photograph by Phil Farnsworth.

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Sunstein opens up an area of government little noticed by most of the public, and the book is valuable in helping the average citizen understand the value of this obscure area, the review of agency rule-making.

This lays out a new vision for how research from academics and attention from the public can be used to make regulations and government work better and simpler–to protect the public at the lowest possible cost and hassle.

I and a number of others were interested in automatic enrollment and ways of getting people benefits or permits without having to be overridden by transaction costs. There were some things where, in some formal sense, I had to lead. This was accomplished through the extraordinary power of nudges—seemingly modest policies that sunatein freedom of choice, better lives, and fundamentally improve government.