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The Resource Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness, Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness, Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

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Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness
Title
Nudge
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improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness
Statement of responsibility
Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
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eng
Summary
  • "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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Offering a study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests
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260247
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NOV
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1945-
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Thaler, Richard H.
Dewey number
330.019
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sunstein, Cass R
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True
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  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Decision making
  • Economics
  • Consumer behavior
Target audience
adult
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improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness
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Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness, Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
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Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-282) and index
Contents
Pt. I. Humans and Econs -- 1. Biases and Blunders -- 2. Resisting Temptation -- 3. Following the Herd -- 4. When Do We Need a Nudge? -- 5. Choice Architecture -- Pt. II. Money -- 6. Save More Tomorrow -- 7. Naive Investing -- 8. Credit Markets -- 9. Privatizing Social Security: Smorgasbord Style -- Pt. III. Health -- 10. Prescription Drugs: Part D for Daunting -- 11. How to Increase Organ Donations -- 12. Saving the Planet -- Pt. IV. Freedom -- 13. Improving School Choices -- 14. Should Patients Be Forced to Buy Lottery Tickets? -- 15. Privatizing Marriage -- Pt. V. Extensions and Objections -- 16. A Dozen Nudges -- 17. Objections -- 18. The Real Third Way
Control code
000042384667
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 293 p.
Isbn
9780300122237
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047528
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness, Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-282) and index
Contents
Pt. I. Humans and Econs -- 1. Biases and Blunders -- 2. Resisting Temptation -- 3. Following the Herd -- 4. When Do We Need a Nudge? -- 5. Choice Architecture -- Pt. II. Money -- 6. Save More Tomorrow -- 7. Naive Investing -- 8. Credit Markets -- 9. Privatizing Social Security: Smorgasbord Style -- Pt. III. Health -- 10. Prescription Drugs: Part D for Daunting -- 11. How to Increase Organ Donations -- 12. Saving the Planet -- Pt. IV. Freedom -- 13. Improving School Choices -- 14. Should Patients Be Forced to Buy Lottery Tickets? -- 15. Privatizing Marriage -- Pt. V. Extensions and Objections -- 16. A Dozen Nudges -- 17. Objections -- 18. The Real Third Way
Control code
000042384667
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 293 p.
Isbn
9780300122237
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047528
Other physical details
ill.

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