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How effective is nudging?

Nudging, in this context, means social policy designed to encourage desirable behavior without restricting choice. A paper in the most recent Psychological Science looks at the effectiveness of nudging: 116 more words

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HOW I KILLED A FLAT-EARTHER, AND WHY IT WAS PROBABLY WRONG

Yes, for those of you lucky enough not to have come across it, flat earth is a thing — a self-styled ‘movement’ in fact. 2,225 more words

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Yes, Donald Trump is making xenophobia acceptable: Cass Sunstein and "preference falsification"

Good piece and interesting study cited by Sunstein:

In the U.S. and Europe, many people worry that if prominent politicians signal that they dislike and fear immigrants, foreigners and people of minority religions, they will unleash people’s basest impulses and fuel violence.

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Book Review - The World According to Star Wars

The World According to Star Wars by Cass R. Sunstein

Is there anything more culturally central than Star Wars? Sunstein examines Star Wars as lessons into everything from rebellions and religion to fathers and constitutional law. 150 more words

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A review of The World According to Star Wars

As I continue to set up this new blog and decide how I want to handle frequency of new posts, I’ve decided to post some older blog entries from my days as a solo attorney. 458 more words

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Never Reward a Bully

Constitutional law expert Cass Sunstein has just given the Democratic Senators some advice on how to handle the Gorsuch vote.   http://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/the-best-strategy-for-democrats-on-neil-gorsuch-1.13322437

Sunstein  outlines five options before choosing the  one that suggests they  vote against any nominee who they feel puts in jeopardy basic constitutional protections, a description he believes   Gorsuch warrants; but that they shouldn’t go so far as to filibuster his confirmation if he has the support of a majority of the Senate. 642 more words

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Social media divides democracy 

Social media divides democracy by allowing people to filter their own world and ignore the stuff they don’t agree with.

Disagreement is the pulse of an open society. 172 more words

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