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Visiting Fellow Cass Sunstein shares insights from his forthcoming book, Simpler: The Future of Government, which focuses on how government can be more. Cass R. Sunstein led many of these changes as administrator for the In his new book, Simpler: The Future of Government, Sunstein talks. Introduction The Cockpit of the Regulatory State. This is a book about making things simpler. In particular, it is about how governments can be.

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One thing that was missing from Sunstein’s book was more on how legislation could be drafted to require empirical and retrospective review of required regulations and funding those reviews, which in the end will save money. You also mentioned, in your book, tax simplification as a major challenge that you hoped would be tackled in the future by Congress and OIRA. In that very year, I happened to be working as a young lawyer in the Department of Justice.

Sunstein realized that getting production out of the legislature is a sumpler game at this point. I explore initiatives designed to increase simplicity—some now in effect, others on the horizon, still others for the distant future.

Simpler Trade Paperback At the bottom, why are so ma Buy this book, then read the beginning of Chapter 4 which provides a hilarious send-up of how ineffective the government’s food pyramid was sipler is funnier when you can actually see the figure: In SimplerSunstein speaks for the first time about what he encountered and accomplished in the Obama Administration and what the lessons are for everyone going forward.

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Besides making it easier for Americans to pay their taxes and working on this new health care act, where else do you see major opportunities for OIRA and legislators to make important changes, using the principles of choice architecture and simplification?

If you could have any job in the world now, other than law professor, what would be next? If you have trepidation about regulations promulgated under the current President, this book may be hard to take as it is an unabashed love letter to the regulatory state and its decisions of the past four years. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today about your new book, Simpler: No, a far better subtitle would be something on the lines of simplrr Three Habits of Highly Effective Regulators’ and that’s regulators of the government rather than the mechanical variety.


Apr 12, Vanessa rated it liked it. Simpler is a fascinating guide to how behavioral economics is improving government, and none too soon. So somewhat worrying to learn in the acknowledgements that Sunstein decided to forgive his editor for slashing 30, words from the original manuscript!

Some of the most agile and public-spirited companies in the coming years will be able to do well sunsttein do good with choice architecture. I see that provision of the executive order as [being] connected with a lot of work that you and others have done that can really help people without mandating or banning anything.

Simpler: The Future of Government

In this book, Cass Sunstein shows how he helped President Obama use the smartest academic ideas to undertake the most important reform of our regulatory system in more than three decades. Despite the one-word title, Sunstein actually covers a number of principles, including the simplifications indicated by the title, public involvement, and the idea of “nudging” explored in other works by him. I listened to it as an audio book, but I suspect that some of it is skimmable.

Unfortunately, when people in the media or government write books, they tend to be memoirs rather than explanations of the methods used by these other two simller of deceit”.

Sunstein does talk about reviewing rules that already exist to see if they are providing the predicted benefits at the predicted costs, which is helpful to identify situations where second-order effects occurred, although it would have been nice to see more significant examples.

Ask most any physican with a private practice. Oct 02, Andreas Jensen rated it liked it.

An excerpt from Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler: The Future of Government”

Do you see a need for such a group in the U. Drawing on state-of-the-art work in behavioral psychology casss economics, Sunstein, as administrator of the powerful White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs OIRAquietly helped save the nation billions of dollars while preventing thousands of deaths and countless illnesses and accidents. Sunstein opens up an area of government little noticed by most of the public, and the book is valuable in helping the average citizen understand the value of this obscure area, the review of agency rule-making.

On simpker other hand, in the U. Government became simpler, it became smarter, and Cass Sunstein was at the center of it all.

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Dissappointing considering Cass wrote it. People can opt-out, but many people will just go with the default option.


Don’t bother wasting your time with this one. Simoler see how much different players and different strategies are likely to contribute to winning. In combination with smart, disciplined cost-benefit analysis, nudges are simplifying government and making it far more effective.

What happened was we directly certified them because we knew they were [qualified].

Indeed the net benefits of our regulations, through the first three years, were more than twenty-five times those in t “One of my major claims has been that casw need to go beyond sterile, tired, and rhetorical debates about ‘more’ or ‘less’ government and focus instead on identifying the best tools and on learning, with close attention to evidence, what really works.

There is a lot of thinking that the can be done about what the private sector should be doing, which may or may not be economically desirable for profit makers in the short term. An idea that is lousy or not really feasible is not welcome, even if it is thought-provoking. Can It Happen Here?

Time the legislative branch took some responsibility in making sure regulation is efficient and cost effective. Sep 11, Efox rated it it was ok. I just identified one more.

Government became simpler, it became smarter, and Cass Sunstein was at the centre of it all. For example, I believe neither the seatbelt law nor the airbag requirements sunsteun up providing the benefits they were predicted to, in large part because making driving safer for people tends to make them drive less safely and “compensates” for the increased safety this is discussed in Traffic: He explains how and why—and what comes next.

Aug 17, Bill Warden rated it did not like it Shelves: The question is not whether bureaucracy is needed, but how it can be used to encourage self-government. Interesante desde un punto de vista de gerencia en sunsteun sector. Must redeem within 90 days. Sep 30, Jessica rated it liked it.

Preview — Simpler by Cass R. Utilities are among those embracing the promise of smart technology by collecting and sharing data with customers. And whether you like them or not, it’s a good idea to know where things are headed and why.