Good Government Book Club Presents: Nudge by Richard Thaler

Nudge, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

The Good Government Book Club meets every few months to discuss books pertaining to best practices and innovation in government. The next meeting will take place on Friday, December 15th, where we will discuss Nudge, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein.

 

Nudge was named one of the best books of 2008 by The Economist. It offers thoughts on how governments can construct policies that encourage constituents to choose to act in certain ways. Nudge provides an overview of human psychology as it relates to decision-making and explores how the structure of choices can influence individuals’ decisions. Thaler and Sunstein theorize that governments can use policy to structure choices so that individuals freely elect to behave in ways that are good both for them and for society as a whole.

 

Good Government Book Club’s discussion of Nudge will take place at noon on December 15th. We will convene at 417 E Fayette St, 417 E Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21202. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by November 30th. Register here today! https://bbmr2017.wixsite.com/ggbcnudge 

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