by on Aug.09, 2009, under general

I don’t normally post about pingbacks, but I got a shoutout from the Nudge blog today about my “Saving with Shoeboxes” post describing design improvements that might improve money management in online banking.

I’m posting to say that (wholly separate from the shoutout) if you haven’t read Nudge by Dick Thaler and Cass Sunstein you should. It’s a more developed version of their “Liberatarian Paternalism is Not An Oxymoron”, and compelling argues that certain tweaks – or “nudges” – to the defaults of different laws could enhance social welfare without limiting freedom. Good book, good argument, good way of thinking about the things public policy should concern itself with.

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