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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The Future of GovernmentSunstein talks about how a more streamlined government can improve health, lengthen lives and save money. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!

Nov 10, Jayar La Fontaine rated it liked it. If you’re li The content of this book is interesting, it really is. Refresh and try again.

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

It sjnstein well be useful for the United States to have that, too, as a government. Return to Book Page. One thing that was instructive to see in the federal government is that the President is the leader and everyone else is part of the team.

With the help of statistical analysis we are increasingly able to make projections about athletic performance. In combination with smart, disciplined cost-benefit analysis, nudges are simplifying government and making it far more effective.

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At the bottom, why are so many foods crowded into each other? Apr 12, Vanessa rated it liked it. There are things that remain challenges, and one thing that I have been very focused on since leaving government is the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, especially the applications for enrollment in the [health insurance] exchanges, which are coming in the not-distant future.


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No society with democratic elections and a free press has ever experienced a famine Amartya Sen’s research The crippled epistemology of extremism: The Future of Government discusses Cass R.

Did it belong to that climbing person? Aug 17, Bill Warden rated it did not like it Shelves: I think that obesity is a key challenge for the next generation.

His book, Nudge, coauthored with Richard Thaler, was a national bestseller. Republic Cass R Sunstein.

What is so good about the top? One thing that was missing from Sunstein’s book was more on how legislation could be drafted to require empirical and retrospective review of required regulations and funding those reviews, which in the end will save money. Rush Limbaugh has said that there are four corners of deceit: He also argues strongly for “nudges”, which are regulations that make it easier to choose a certain way although they still allow An interesting look at the author’s attempts to make the US government serve its people better.

The problem is that when we don’t trust our traditional sources of evidence, then folks like Rush and whoever is our favorite blogger of the sunsteih become our sources. I’ve read almost all of his books and this one was probably written the best.

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.

For regulatory choices intuitions, anecdotes, dogmas, and impressions are also inadequate, and there is a pressing need for evidence and data.

An idea that is lousy or not really feasible is not welcome, even if it is thought-provoking. The Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions “Sunstein s firsthand knowledge and distinct humor give his account a real dynamism. This revolution in regulation relies on using evidence, rather than ideology, to g. Unfortunately if just isn’t that well written and the ideas presented are similar to other books I have read like Nudge, and continuing to trudge through it isn’t going to make it any better.


Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration.

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Not everyone agrees with these regulatory theories, but I think Sunstein does a reasonably good job of presenting the weaknesses and criticisms. Government should be a lot more like that.

Sep 09, Liam rated it really liked it. At the bottom, why are so ma 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: This book was wr I read this book with a giant smile on my face the entire time.

Great use of data and examples to illustrate a lot of truly fascinating points about choice architecture and behavioral economics. If you have trepidation about regulations promulgated under the current President, this book may be hard to take as it is an unabashed love letter to the regulatory state and its decisions of the past four years. This fantastic book, from a magnificent scholar turned a sunshein of this world, restored my faith in what governments really do, and more importantly in what a smart government could do to help citizens live sjmpler, more fulfilled lives.