The Republic Of Choosing

Review of Simpler, by Cass Sunstein. The behavioural toolkit is useful for addressing some policy issues, but not the biggest or the most difficult ones, where solutions have to go way beyond nudges. “Sunstein’s account of the future of government has nothing to say about unemployment, inequality, or national security, and its contribution to environmental protection is limited to consumer labeling of cars and appliances” (3,750 words)

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