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

In that position, I helped to oversee the issuance of nearly two thousand rules from federal agencies. Nonetheless, it happened, so the FDA has to rethink what it is going to do in terms of tobacco warnings.

If you’re able to look past that and focus purely on content you will likely enjoy this. Oct 02, Andreas Jensen rated it liked it. Government can implement policies that may be subtle in the background but often is a deliberate move to push people in making better choices.

Some of the changes he highlights include: Glenn Beck called the author the most dangerous man in America, so it’s got that going for it too!

This is a short and easy to read book that describe Cass Sunstein’s experience in applying behavioral economics to the world of regulation at the federal level. I do believe that in some domains, smaller is better, and government should shrink. He also doesn’t mention that nudges can make a key difference here in terms of providing a way to see if people are choosing in favor of the nudge or not and figuring out why to resolve whether a “nudgy” regulation is a good idea. Unfortunately, when people in the media or gov Rush Limbaugh has said that there are four corners of deceit: The Future of Government.


Jun 28, Jen rated it liked it. Oct 14, Julie Shuff rated it liked it. All this was accomplished in part through the extraordinary power of nudges-low-cost, seemingly modest policies that preserve freedom of choice.

Sunstein’s book prompted me to write an Article for my local paper. For nearly three decades, heading OIRA had been my dream job.

I do think that a big choice architecture challenge remains smoking, where we issued a graphic warnings rule that was intended to make sure people really had a vivid sense of the risks associated with smoking….

I was there not long ago and talked to them at length about what might be done going forward.

Simpler: The Future of Government by Cass R. Sunstein

There are a acss of them. What is so good about the top? See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. The future of government arrived four years ago. Trusting your gut works best when you are familiar with the subject at hand, and it is non-complex. Maybe the shoeless person climbing away from the food? An edited transcript of the conversation follows.

Did it belong to that climbing person? Sunstein’s practical view of law and regulation has always highly appealed to me. Republic Cass R Sunstein Inbunden. I’m a little bit disappointed that the book is mostly a rehash of nudge as well as a few older materials from other books.

I do think that there are some empirical challenges that are a little sunsten, but are very important to meet, one of which is to get very clear on the health risks associated with particulate matter. Twenty-first century insights now inform simplified mortgage and student loan applications, the labeling of food and energy-efficient cars, financial reform, and health care reform.


The future of government arrived four years ago. It’s valuable as a window into what the first Obama administration was doing in ssunstein of government regulations, and the different ways regulations can be structured. 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.

Sign up for the weekly Knowledge Wharton e-mail newsletter, offering business leaders cutting-edge research and ideas from Wharton sunsein and other experts. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In combination with cost-benefit analysis, nudges are already saving money, saving lives, and improving, by simplifying, government. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Photograph by Phil Farnsworth. That said, a lot of the actual material in the book feels like ground Sunstein already covered in Nudge. If you couldn’t tell from the first sentence, im a big fan of Sunstein’s regulatory philosophy.