Nudge (Revised Edition): Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness Audiobook, by Richard H. Thaler Play Audiobook Sample

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

Nudge (Revised Edition): Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness Audiobook, by Richard H. Thaler Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Lloyd James Publisher: Ascent Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781596593671

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Longest Chapter Length:

55:27 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:55 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

32:39 minutes

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Publisher Description

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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“Nudge is an important a book as any I’ve read in perhaps twenty years. It is a book that people interested in any aspect of public policy should read. It is a book that people interested in ideas about human freedom should read. It is a book that people interested in promoting human welfare should read. If you’re not interested in any of these topics, you can read something else.” 

— Barry Schwartz, American Prospect  


  • “A manifesto for using the recent behavioral research to help people, as well as government agencies, companies and charities, make better decisions.”

    — New York Times Magazine
  • “Utterly brilliant…Thaler and Sunstein teach us how to steer people toward better health, sounder investments, and cleaner environments without depriving them of their inalienable right to make a mess of things if they want to…Nudge won’t nudge you—it will knock you off your feet.” 

    — Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness 
  • “This book is terrific. It will change the way you think, not only about the world around you and some of its bigger problems, but also about yourself.” 

    — Michael Lewis, author of Liar’s Poker and Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game


  • Nobel Prize–Winning Author

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About the Authors

Richard H. Thaler, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics, is an American economist and the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness; The Winner’s Curse; Quasi Rational Economics; and Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.

Cass R. Sunstein has written many articles and books, including Simpler: The Future of Government and Wiser: Getting beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter. He is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, where he is the founder and director of the program on behavioral Eeonomics and public policy. He is by far the most cited law professor in the United States. From 2009 to 2012 he served in the Obama administration as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He has testified before congressional committees, appeared on national television and radio shows, been involved in constitution-making and law-reform activities in a number of nations.

About Lloyd James

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.