Nudging for Liberty: Values in Libertarian Paternalism
25 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2008
Date Written: August, 12 2008
In their recent book, Nudge, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argue persuasively that default rules, framing effects, etc., can be used to promote people's welfare. Through a range of empirical examples, we show that it is possible (and possibly preferable) to promote values other than welfare.
Keywords: libertarian paternalism, nudges, liberty, equality, welfare, values, policy
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