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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An edited transcript of the conversation follows. Yes, there is such a thing. How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work “We typically don’t associate the idea of simple sunstsin with government and large corporations.

Political opposition and voting against his appointment at OIRA. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Don’t bother wasting your time with this one. This was surprisingly vass. Return to Book Page.

Following the advice in Happier at Home I am abandoning trying to finish this book because it really isn’t adding to my enjoyment of the world.

My only quibble with this excellent little book is its extraordinary subtitle; ‘The Future of Government’. Some good parts, but also uninteresting asides e.

Simpler: The Future of Government by Cass R. Sunstein

On the other hand, in the U. Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration.

Sunstein’s book prompted me to write an Article for my local paper. Can It Happen Here? He explains how and why—and what comes next. Sunstein does talk about reviewing rules that already exist to see if they are providing the predicted benefits at the predicted costs, which is helpful to identify situations where second-order effects occurred, although it would have been nice to see more significant examples.


Jun 28, Jen rated it liked it. But for the first time reader of behavioral economics – an excellent read. Sign up and get a free eBook! Preview — Simpler by Cass R. sunsten

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Sunstein is currently Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is on leave while working in the Obama administration. Unfortunately if just isn’t that well written and sompler ideas presented are similar to other books I have read like Nudge, and continuing to trudge through it isn’t going to make it any better. What should coverage be? The Australian government sompler getting involved in the movement as well.

I read this book with a giant smile on my face the entire time. This is a fascinating book that does an exceptional job of explaining how we can move the social dial in a direction without burdening the public with unnecessary and unpopular rules. The problem is that when we don’t trust our traditional sources of evidence, then folks like Rush and whoever is our favorite blogger of the moment become our sources.

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

If you’re li The content of this book is interesting, it really is. Sunstein argues that the Obama administration in the last 3 years has restructured America to a place with fewer regulations, improved children’s diets, and lenthened life spans and benefited small business 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.

Must redeem within 90 days. It should be read by everyone who sets policies for government, nonprofits, education, or business. But that is not my topic here.

Feb 27, Daniel Frank rated it really liked it. Oct 15, Rob rated it it was amazing.

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Time the legislative branch took some responsibility in making sure regulation is efficient and cost effective. Oct 02, Andreas Jensen rated it liked it. For example, I believe neither the seatbelt law nor the airbag requirements ended up providing the benefits simp,er 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 simplrr is discussed in Traffic: True, complexity has its place, but in the future, governments, whatever their sjmpler, have to get simpler.


Open Preview See a Problem? In government, you are accountable to your boss, the president of the United States. In combination with cost-benefit analysis, nudges are already saving money, saving lives, and improving, by simplifying, government. Government should be a lot more like that. I don’t see it. I’m a fan of Cass Sunstein, and this book is certainly interesting for its insider’s look at regulatory practices during Obama’s first term in office, the frothy mouthed ravings denouncing Sunstein from both sides of the political spectrum, and fear-mongering tactics aimed at blocking his nomination to the position of Obama’s “regulatory sijpler.

There is a lot of thinking that the can be done about what the private sector should be doing, which may or may not be economically desirable for profit makers in the short term. Are you supposed to eat all of those things? That general orientation, I think, cas the right one in a very challenging time economically. A really good nudge would be to make them smaller.

Unfortunately, when people in the media or government write books, they tend to be memoirs rather than explanations of the methods used by these other two “corners of deceit”.