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Aug 3 Creepy: U.S. Military Adds Jeff Bezos and Cass Sunstein to Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board

Creepy: U.S. Military Adds Jeff Bezos and Cass Sunstein to Pentagon?s Defense Innovation Advisory Board

Nudge, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. incredible book about nudging consumers towards utility-maximising decisions, while largely operating within the sphere of the free market. great for behavioural economics geeks like yours truly.

from Bloomberg View

Five Books to Change Liberals' Minds

Five Books to Change Liberals' Minds—Or at least help them understand how conservatives see the world. | Bloomberg | Cass Sunstein

Groupthink. Why does it comes about? Based on an exaggeration of our individual biases, groups don't correct System 1 biases - they exacerbate them! So how we can set about making better groups for decisions? Drawing on examples from Cass Sunstein's time working in the Oval Office, Sunstein and Reid Hastie provide evidence for why emotional intelligence is a good predictor of group success.


President Barack Obama throws a basketball in the air during departure photos with Samantha Power, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, and her family in the Oval Office, Feb. 22, 2013. Watching the President, from left, are: Rian Power-Sunstein, Cass Sunstein, Samatha Power, Declan Sunstein, James Bourke, and Veronica Delany. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


How People Update Beliefs about Climate Change: Good News and Bad News by Cass R. Sunstein, Sebastian Bobadilla-Suarez, Stephanie C. Lazzaro, Tali Sharot :: SSRN