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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,993 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Thaler Narrator: Robert Bair Publisher: Caravan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 all are 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 books to come along in many years.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Graeme Stewart | 2/7/2014

    " Cass Sunstein is an interesting guy, and this book lays out a provocative approach to using cognitive bias to achieve positive social and economic results. Not without its problems, but an engaging read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack | 1/28/2014

    " What drove me to select this book initially was its inclusion at the end of an alumni lecture at my 10-year reunion. While there are some interesting case studies, it's questionable whether an entire book needed to be devoted to some of these concepts. I'd hardly say it changed the way I think about the world, as one reviewer put it. Worth picking up, especially if you are involved in any kind of choice architecture, macro-economics or government administration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben.sirolly | 1/26/2014

    " For anyone who wants to know what I will be working on and researching for the next few years, read this book. It is a fun and interesting read that gets you to think about policy in a semi-scientifically informed, non-intuitive way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jasmine | 1/23/2014

    " As several of my interim comments have suggested, the overall theme of this book is a good one. Choices are good, but guided choices are better. Some of the topics were foreign and thus a little dry for me, but overall the book was worth reading. I would like to see more of this type of idea and see what comes out of it. "

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