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A Problem with Paternalism | Mises Wire

Suppose, for the moment, that we accept Sunstein’s claim that these cognitive mistakes impede people from getting what they want. Does this give one reason to reject the Epistemic Argument? 837 more words

Word of the Day: "lapidation"

by Greg Mayer

Brian Leiter has drawn attention to a “working paper” by Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor and former Obama administration official. Entitled “ 691 more words


How to Nudge a Performance Based Contract (PBC) - Part 2

In the previous article (see How to Nudge a Performance Based Contract (PBC) – Part 1) I described how successful contracts deliver the desired outcomes of both buyers and sellers; the classic “win-win” outcome that we all strive for.   715 more words


Livemint Interviews Cass Sunstein

Quick update, especially pertinent given the behavioral economics workshop at Gokhale Institute: Cass Sunstein interviewed by Anil Padmanabhan.

Who is Cass Sunstein, you ask? 40 more words

How to Nudge a Performance Based Contract (PBC) - Part 1

Commercial instruments, especially sophisticated ones such as Performance Based Contracts (PBCs), have the ability to shape the behaviour of both buyer and seller.  While many commercial practitioners see contracts in their simplest form, an explicit and directive agreement between buyer and seller, some acknowledge that contracts can be used for much more.  836 more words


Sunstein: In Politics, Apologies Are for Losers


Suppose that a public figure has said or done something that many people consider offensive, outrageous or despicable — for example, lied about his military service or insulted people’s religious convictions.

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Shelach Lecha 5779

This is Torah Talk for the week of June 23rd, 2019

Num 15:30  But the person, be he citizen or stranger, who acts defiantly [ביד רמה] 109 more words