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Nudge (Revised Edition): Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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Lloyd James

11 Hours 28 Minutes

Gildan Media

February 2009

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Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

Thaler and Sunstein invite us to enter an alternative world, one that takes our humanness as a given. They show that by knowing how people think, we can design choice environments that make it easier for people to choose what is best for themselves, their families, and their society. Using colorful examples from the most important aspects of life, Thaler and Sunstein demonstrate how thoughtful "choice architecture" can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions without restricting freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new take-from neither the left nor the right-on many hot-button issues, for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging and provocative audio books to come along in many years.
Included in this recording are a Bonus Chapter and a Postscript added in the Paperback Edition.

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  • Anonymous

    Well read and at a good pace. I also liked some of the humour and the data lead approach. However, I didn't get far through this. I personally felt ill at ease with this way of thinking. I believe in peoples ability to make informed decisions. If you want them to make better decisions, make sure they have better information. This feels like influence by slight of hand and I don't agree with it. As it states, we are all human and the conclusions we may come to about what is best for us are often wrong. Are we better placed to make decisions on behalf of other people? Despite our best intentions and efforts historically there are also often wrong. To state that this is in line with liberal ideology is equally concerning.

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  • Anthony Romeo

    Nothing special here. Pretty much explains things you already know.

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