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Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness

Author: Richard H Thaler; Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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Thaler and Sunstein offer a groundbreaking discussion of how to apply the science of choice to nudge people toward decisions that can improve their lives without restricting their freedom of choice.
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Thaler, Richard H., 1945-
Nudge.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007047528
(OCoLC)181517463
Print version:
Thaler, Richard H., 1945-
Nudge.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007047528
(OCoLC)181517463
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Thaler; Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9780300144666 0300144660 0300122233 9780300122237 9780300146813 0300146817 9786612088780 6612088788 1282352423 9781282352421 1282088785 9781282088788 9781101655092 1101655097
OCLC Number: 235391494
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Business/Economics) 2008
Description: 1 online resource (x, 293 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Humans and econs --
1. Biases and blunders --
2. Resisting temptation --
3. Following the herd --
4. When do we need a nudge? --
5. Choice architecture --
pt. 2. Money --
6. Save more tomorrow --
7. Naïve investing --
8. Credit markets --
9. Privatizing Social Security : smorgasbord style --
pt. 3. Health --
10. Prescription drugs : Part D for daunting --
11. How to increase organ donations --
12. Saving the planet --
pt. 4. Freedom --
13. Improving school choices --
14. Should patients be forced to buy lottery tickets? --
15. Privatizing marriage --
pt. 5. Extensions and objections --
16. A dozen nudges --
17. Objections --
18. The real third way --
Notes --
Bibliography--
Index.
Responsibility: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein.

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A groundbreaking discussion of how we can apply the new science of choice architecture to nudge people toward decisions that will improve their lives by making them healthier, wealthier, and more free

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