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The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism

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Dr. Mark D. White explains the informational, ethical, and practical problems faced by libertarian paternalism and 'nudges,' by which the government subtly influences people's choices for their own good, in his exciting new volume The Manipulation of Choice. In a lighthearted manner, the author points out critical flaws in the way economists model decision-making, how behavioral economics failed to correct them, and how they led to the problems with libertarian paternalism and nudges. Sprinkled throughout with anecdotes, examples, and references to a wide range of scholarly literature, this new volume argues against the use of paternalistic nudges by the government and makes a positive case for individual choice and autonomy.

Synopsis:

Dr. Mark D. White explains the informational, ethical, and practical problems faced by libertarian paternalism and 'nudges,' by which the government subtly influences people's choices for their own good, in his exciting new volume The Manipulation of Choice. In a lighthearted manner, the author points out critical flaws in the way economists model decision-making, how behavioral economics failed to correct them, and how they led to the problems with libertarian paternalism and nudges. Sprinkled throughout with anecdotes, examples, and references to a wide range of scholarly literature, this new volume argues against the use of paternalistic nudges by the government and makes a positive case for individual choice and autonomy.

About the Author

Mark D. White is chair of the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He is the author of Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character (2011), a founder of the Economics and Ethics blog, and series editor of 'Perspectives from Social Economics' from Palgrave Macmillan.

Table of Contents

The Problem with Economic Models of Choice

How Behavioral Economists Make These Problems Worse, Not Better

How Behavioral Economics Met Law-and-Economics and Begat Nudge

Why Nudge Can't Work

Why Nudge Is Unethical

Why Nudge Will Backfire in the Long Run

Why Nudge is Paternalistic (and Hardly Libertarian) - and Why Paternalism Is Wrong

Why Choice is Valuable and Should Be Yours to Make

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137287762
Author:
White, Mark D.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Government & Business
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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Dr. Mark D. White explains the informational, ethical, and practical problems faced by libertarian paternalism and 'nudges,' by which the government subtly influences people's choices for their own good, in his exciting new volume The Manipulation of Choice. In a lighthearted manner, the author points out critical flaws in the way economists model decision-making, how behavioral economics failed to correct them, and how they led to the problems with libertarian paternalism and nudges. Sprinkled throughout with anecdotes, examples, and references to a wide range of scholarly literature, this new volume argues against the use of paternalistic nudges by the government and makes a positive case for individual choice and autonomy.

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