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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More books from this author: Mar 07, Frank rated casd liked it Shelves: There were sunstien things where, in some formal sense, I had to lead. 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. In his new book, Simpler: Books by Cass R. 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.

Jun 28, Jen rated it liked it. Simpler is a fascinating guide to how behavioral economics is improving government, and none too soon. My main complaint about the book is that it is long ismpler Sunstein’s personal sunsten philosophy, but short on practical examples about how that philosophy was applied during his time in the Obama administration.

Trusting your gut works best when you are familiar with the subject at hand, and it is non-complex. The future of government is Simpler. An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: I see that provision of the executive order as [being] connected with a lot of work that you and others have done that can really help people without mandating or banning anything.

While working as the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs OIRA under President Obama, Cass Sunstein worked to promote clarity, salience, and simplicity to make government programs more accessible to the public and hence more effective.

Unfortunately if just isn’t that slmpler written and the ideas presented are similar to other books I have read like Nudge, and continuing to trudge through it isn’t going snustein make it any better.


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Appeals against a federal court ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act could pave the way for full-fledged health care reforms, say experts. The question is not whether bureaucracy is needed, but how it can be used to encourage self-government. See full terms sunsfein conditions and this month’s choices. I want to dive right into asking you a few questions about your book.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. In that very year, I happened cwss be working as a young lawyer in the Department of Justice.

Utilities are among those embracing the promise of smart technology by collecting and sharing data with customers. Sep 09, Liam rated it really liked it. But then sim;ler, maybe after hanging out in D.

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Government became simpler, it became smarter, and Cass Sunstein was at the centre of it all. Contrary to conservative perception, the administration, guided by Cass Sunstein, launched a brilliant effort to simplify and reduce regulations.

There wasn’t really any new information in this book, but a good compilation of some important texts. 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.

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I do think that there are some empirical challenges that are a little technical, but are very important to meet, one of which is to get very clear on the health risks associated with particulate matter.

The future of government arrived four years ago. So they met that challenge. There are questions to be asked on the regulatory front about nutritional labeling and calorie labeling. The Future of GovernmentSunstein talks about how a more streamlined government can improve health, lengthen lives and save money.

His book, Nudge, coauthored with Richard Thaler, was a national bestseller. I’m a fan of Cass Sunstein, and this book is certainly interesting for its insider’s look at regulatory practices during Obama’s first term in office, the frothy mouthed ravings denouncing Sunstein from both sides of the political spectrum, and fear-mongering tactics aimed at blocking his nomination to the position of Obama’s “regulatory czar”.


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. Is it a shoe? May 30, Andy Oram rated it really liked it Shelves: There are a lot of them. He makes continued references to the book “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis which details how a baseball general manager used statistical analysis to build a winning team rather than listening to the gut instincts of his scouts.

To ask other readers questions about Simplerplease sign up. I want to wrap up by asking you one last very short question. The question is not whether bureaucracy is needed, but how it can be used to encourage se As former Director of OIRA Sunstein argues for the increased use of behavioral economics research to promote a new regulatory regime in government based on a preference for “nudges” over mandates, penalties, and fines.

Each of us can benefit from simplicity, and all of us can make things simpler. Oct 30, Kaleb rated it liked it Shelves: You need to write in and cancel the subscription.

Simpler: The Future of Government

I sunsteiin the examples used through Simpler: Are you supposed to eat it? For instance, the magazine company gave you free 6 months subscription and had a default opt in rule after that. The future of government arrived four years ago. They have all sorts of complicated machinery—machinery that is so complicated, in fact, that it would have been barely imaginable just a decade before. In combination with smart, disciplined cost-benefit analysis, nudges simpker simplifying government and making it far more effective.