Visiting Fellow Cass Sunstein shares insights from his forthcoming book, Simpler: The Future of Government, which focuses on how government can be more. Cass R. Sunstein led many of these changes as administrator for the In his new book, Simpler: The Future of Government, Sunstein talks. Introduction The Cockpit of the Regulatory State. This is a book about making things simpler. In particular, it is about how governments can be.

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The Australian government is getting involved in the movement as well. Anything, new or old, that doesn’t provide more benefit than it costs should be tossed.

Transparent review of which rules are working, and which aren’t, is becoming the norm. Every year the tax code gets longer, ACA I’ll have to sign the bill into law, so then I can read it to figure out what is in it.

I wish Sunstein had shown awareness of second-order effects. Official documents have to go through a clearance process, which can be long and frustrating, but which is a crucial means cas ensuring the team is committed to it. There is a lot of thinking that the can be done about what the private sector should be doing, which may or may caes be economically desirable for profit makers in the short term.

There are questions to be asked on the regulatory front about nutritional labeling and calorie labeling. On the other hand, in the U. No, a far better subtitle would be something on the lines of ‘The Three Habits of Highly Effective Regulators’ and that’s regulators of the government rather than the mechanical variety.

A really good nudge would be to make them smaller. Generally, in that office, I was privileged to have participated with many others in trying in multiple domains to figure out what can we do that will help people maybe have longer lives, better health, a little more prosperity without hurting the economy at a tough time. Aug 30, Aaron Ng rated it liked it. Sunstein basically takes the insights of Thinking, Fast and Slow and applies them to certain, high profile regulations.

In that very year, I happened to be working as a young lawyer in the Department of Justice.

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It might well be useful for the United States to have that, too, as a government. This book is sunetein what it set out be: To understand how I came to these views, to see what progress we have already made, and to know what the future has in store, we need to step back a bit. Jun 01, Daniel Pereira rated it really liked it Shelves: The Future of GovernmentSunstein talks ximpler how a more streamlined government can improve health, lengthen lives and save money.


So somewhat worrying to learn in the acknowledgements that Sunstein decided to forgive his editor for slashing 30, words from the original manuscript!

‘Simpler’: Cass Sunstein on the Future of Government

But I had partners who were as important as I was or more important than I was. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Rush Limbaugh has said that there are four corners of deceit: An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: I was one of a number of people who played a role in conceiving and helping to create the basic orientation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

But that is not my topic here. Published April 9th by Simon Schuster first published April 1st No society with democratic elections and a free press has ever experienced a famine Amartya Sen’s research The crippled epistemology of extremism: As part of the executive office of the President, I would like to think of these not as initiatives that I led but as initiatives that I played a part in. Glenn Beck called the author the most dangerous man in America, so it’s got that going for it too!

More books from this author: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Government became simpler, it became smarter. Delusions of simplerr, methinks. I think there are a lot if good ideas on here about how to make government work better and smarter but the presentation has so distracted from the message I just can’t keep reading it.

An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: The Future of Government”

Contrary to conservative perception, the administration, guided by Cass Sunstein, css a brilliant effort to simplify and reduce regulations. Here’s a guidebook by someone snustein did it. This book was wr I read this book with a giant smile on my face the entire time.

If, however, the application of insights from shnstein economics to regulations and the intellectual and political struggles over cost-benefit analysis are new to you, and you wish to have Gladwellian anecdotes about them from one of the field’s premiere intellectuals, this book will be quite interesting and very illuminating.


Sunstein is currently Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is on leave while working in the Obama administration. Nudges are approaches that encourage decisions while preserving freedom of choice. Indeed the net benefits of our regulations, simppler the first three years, were more than twenty-five times those in t “One of my major claims has been that we need to go beyond sterile, tired, and rhetorical debates about ‘more’ or ‘less’ government and focus instead on identifying the best tools and on learning, with close attention to simpoer, what really works.

For example, I believe neither the seatbelt law nor the airbag requirements ended up providing the benefits they were predicted to, in large part because making driving safer for people tends to make them drive less safely and “compensates” for the increased safety this is discussed in Traffic: One example is on the default rule.

Sunstein found ingenious ways to protect citizens and nudge corporate ssimpler while maximizing freedom and business opportunity. And whether you like them or not, it’s a good idea to know where things are headed and why. I want to dive right into asking you a few questions about your book. Twenty-first century insights now inform simplified mortgage and student loan applications, the labelling of food and energy-efficient cars, financial reform, and health care reform.

Fortunately, enough popular books have been written about the siimpler of science and academia that Rush’s views of those “corners of deceit” are pretty ludicrous to most people.

Examples include defaults e. And I still think that Sunstein’s approach to regulation is the right one. Price may vary by retailer. Dec 03, Wilte rated it liked it.

Sep 11, Efox rated it it was ok. Countless regulations are being streamlined or eliminated. At the bottom, why are so ma Buy this book, then read the beginning of Chapter 4 which provides a hilarious send-up of how ineffective the government’s food pyramid was it is funnier when you can actually see the figure: