Nudging the world toward smarter public policy

While you may hate when your kids do it  apparently it is a good thing for pubic policy!  In the UK a “Nudge unit” has been created to develop policies that will enhance the public welfare by helping citizens make better choices.   It advocates an Open Government system and applies the ideas of behavioral economics to public policy.  A link to a short article on the idea is below.  It is a thought provoking read for anyone creating policy or hoping to influence policy.

Click to access nudging-the-world-towards-better-public-policy.pdf

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