Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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By (author) Richard H Thaler, By (author) Professor Cass R Sunstein, Read by Sean Pratt

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  • Publisher: Gildan Media Corporation
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 141mm x 144mm x 38mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • ISBN 10: 1596592702
  • ISBN 13: 9781596592704
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Revised, Expanded ed.
  • Sales rank: 482,297

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Every 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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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.