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    Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Your Coach in a Box) (CD-Audio) By (author) Richard H Thaler, By (author) Professor Cass R Sunstein, Read by Sean Pratt

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    DescriptionEvery day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself. Thaler and Sunstein invite the listener to enter an alternative world, one that takes our humanness as a given. They show that by knowing how people think, we can design choice environments that make it easier for people to choose what is best for themselves, their families, and their society. Using colorful examples from the most important aspects of life, Thaler and Sunstein demonstrate how thoughtful "choice architecture" can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions without restricting freedom of choice. "Nudge" offers a unique new take-from neither the left nor the right-on many hot-button issues, for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging and provocative audio books to come along in many years.

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    Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard H Thaler, By (author) Professor Cass R Sunstein, Read by Sean Pratt
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 144 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    ISBN 13: 9781596592704
    ISBN 10: 1596592702

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
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    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
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    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54810
    DC21: 330.019
    Ingram Subject Code: JS
    Libri: I-JS
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    B&T Approval Code: A11245600, C45240000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000
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    DC22: 330.01/9, 330.019
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    LC classification: HB74.P8 T53 2009B
    Thema V1.0: VS
    Edition statement
    Revised, Expanded ed.
    Gildan Media Corporation
    Imprint name
    Gildan Media Corporation
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Author Information
    Richard H. Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics and the director of the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. Cass R. Sunstein is Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago Law School and Department of Political Science.