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BBC News – Nudge not enough to change lifestyles – peers

As if ‘nudge’ were not bad enough: Plans to get people to adopt healthier lifestyles will not work unless the government is more prepared to use legislation, peers believe. via BBC News – Nudge not enough to change lifestyles – peers.

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Private versus Public Nudging

Via Private versus Public Nudging « Mark Pennington on Pileus: Listening to Professor Thaler I was reminded of the claim made by many socialists in the past – Lenin being perhaps the most prominent – that since private firms routinely engage in ‘planning’ there should not be any concern about the state ‘planning’ on  a society wide scale. Yet, as Hayek noted on numerous occasions, to recognise that ‘planning ‘ is an essential element of a progressive society tells us nothing […]

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