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  • Nudge Improving Decisions About Health Wealth and Happiness
  • Richard H. Thaler
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  • 26 October 2019
  • 9780300122237

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    Richard H. Thaler Ò 1 REVIEW EBOOK DOWNLOAD Nudge Improving Decisions About Health Wealth and Happiness This comes with a whole bunch of big name endorsements – the physicist Brian Appleyard Stephen Leavitt of Freakanomics fame and we’re told by the end of Introduction that it is making an impact with Obama and Cameron and so having a policy impact in both the UK and USA What is it is now marketed as a ‘new internatio

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REVIEW Ù THEGENERALDESIGN.CO Ò Richard H. Thaler REVIEW ☆ Nudge Improving Decisions About Health Wealth and Happiness L finance health care mortgages and credit cards the family and even the planet itselfThaler 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 i. This comes with a whole bunch of big name endorsements the physicist Brian Appleyard Stephen Leavitt of Freakanomics fame and we re told by the end of Introduction that it is making an impact with Obama and Cameron and so having a policy impact in both the UK and USA What is it is now marketed as a new international edition As I ploughed my way through this I kept thinking of a comment by the great photographer Eve Arnold to the effect and with a few expletives that she was not the genius many proclaimed it was just that everyone else was so mediocre the praise singers do themselves no favour by shouting about the marvel that this book isIt has one central idea grounded in social psychology that with careful thought and planning people can be encouraged to freely chose things that are good for them with the corollary that too much choice or unclear choices will lead to manymost people making bad choices So far so good and the first part about of the book does a pretty good job of explaining some interesting but not that complex social psychology Alas then the new international edition goes off track in that aside from a brief postscript considering some issues about the circumstances of the 2008 financial crisis the vast majority of the examples under discussion rely on a some pretty detailed explorations of US based material which is a perverse understanding of international made all the frustrating by Thaler Sunstein s jokey blokey little self referential asidesLeaving aside the difficulties of behavioural economics the first major problem with the book though is what is not in it and as a conseuence what it is able to be used for There is little doubt that nudging is a good thing we know that we are likely to continue with decisions when we feel like we have chosen freely the psychologists call this compliance and it is a big thing in theories of behaviour change The big issue for me is not how to nudge well but the direction in which we nudge and so far it looks to me that the policy applications of this idea have in many cases been little than a cover for increased privatisation for a removal of services and social support networks and to generally undermine the social world that many of us rely on to survive There is a further and key deficiency related to this bigger picture of what the nudges are used for and that is its failure to explore the broader socio political uestion of who gets to nudge us or in their jargon who gets to be a choice architect For a book that has as one of its areas of application politics they seem remarkably unaware of or likely are extremely good at obfuscating a key dynamic of politics power while at the same time having constructed a text that is all about making sure that those of us who are subject to various forms of political power be it about health care plans buying gas donating organs or managing our pension funds do what the wielders of power want us to do Their notion of libertarian paternalism in many ways an oxymoron but I ll cut them some slack because they are after all economists applying psychology to broader social contexts so have to grapple with two discipline areas that claim to be sciences in an effort to assert their credibility seems to be a synonym for soft power so beloved of contemporary liberal imperialists They set up two ideal type figures Econs and Humans and then build a text around a series of methods that enhance the likelihood that irrational Humans will make better decisions where better is defined by what the rational Econs would do In short hidden within all the popularising language this is text that is designed to promote ways to make us like the Rational Economic Man so beloved of neo classical economics It is not that they want us to become powerful people or to gain a greater degree of autonomy and control over our own lives it is that they want to make us compliant by making the decisions others want us to makeSo my problem is two fold First 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REVIEW Ù THEGENERALDESIGN.CO Ò Richard H. Thaler REVIEW ☆ Nudge Improving Decisions About Health Wealth and Happiness Mportant 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 uniue 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. Libertarians are always annoying and these two are no exception Their particular brand of libertarianism they call libertarian paternalism and it involves the idea of nudges which are thingsdesignsincentives that push people toward better options Better options would include choosing healthfullier food not smoking not driving drunk enrolling in your company 401k plan vs not enrolling lessening your factory s carbon emissions An example of libertarian paternalism of which they approve is reuiring fast food restaurants to list calorie counts More information to help you decide what to eat is good they think but banning high calorie menu items outright would constrict freedom thus badThe way choices are presented to you is called choice architecture An example of poor choice architecture was George W Bush s new entitlement for prescription drugs for seniors Medicare Part D There was an enormous number of plans no good way to compare their various elements to see which plan would work best for you and if you were unable to decide on a plan one was selected at random for you Not just seniors but their doctors pharmacists and experts drafted by the authors found the choice architecture for Medicare Part D incredibly confusing and picking out a plan took hours even for experts and economistsAnother example of horrible choice architecture or choice design would be Palm Beach County Florida s infamous butterfly ballot in the 2000 presidential election Many voters couldn t tell which punch hole was designated for which candidate and as a result voted for a candidate they had not intended toThe authors discuss nudges and choice architecture in the contexts of investing health insurance organ donation school choice privatizing marriage and other areas The most compelling chapter for me was on Medicare Part D because I m kind of a health insurance nerd Weaker chapters were on school choice the authors uncritically accept the notion that vouchers are good and on medical malpractice insuranceOn the latter they argue that the price of health insurance contains the cost of malpractice lawsuits and therefore if a buyer of health insurance could waive filing such suits their health insurance premium would be cheaper and doctors and hospitals would also be able to charge them less They claim that malpractice lawsuits increase medical costs by 5 to 9 per cent First who knows if that hazy range of numbers is accurate Although tort reform is of course lovingly put forward by Republicans every time the issue of healthcare costs arises the consensus among non Republicans is that malpractice litigation costs are a tiny percentage of overall costs and not worth addressing What bugs me about this chapter is that the authors never bother to ask or to address just because the cost of lawsuits might vanish from their bottom line why do we automatically believe that doctors and hospitals would charge a patient less rather than take the savings as increased profit How would having two types of health insurance policies one where you could sue your doctor and one where you couldn t affect the doctors themselves Would doctors take patients from each category or would they restrict their practices only to patients who had agreed not to sue them If the former would they charge different prices to the patients according to whether or not they might sue In other words this is interesting theoretically but how would it work in practice The authors don t care because they are mostly interested in these clever theoretical notionsThe chapter on privatizing Social Security was another instance of mental masturbation It looked at the system in Sweden where accounts had been privatized to see how the choice architecture had affected the way beneficiaries designed their investment plans Yet the authors don t uestion whether privatizing Social Security is a good idea or a terrible idea even though the paperback edition of the book went to press after the giant stock market crash of 2008 2009 and the book contains a postscript discussing some aspects of the crash that could have been avoided with proper nudges They merely advise that although George W Bush s yearning to privatize never went anywhere some version of this proposal is likely to be considered again before long Well the crash of 2008 killed all thoughts of Social Security privatization at least until we become idiots again Obviously when countries and economies are run by idiots all bets are offThey wrap up the book with ideas presented to them via their website for other nudges The stupidest of these is trayless cafeterias when people use trays they tend to waste food and napkins which is a splendid idea for societies where people have four hands

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