Nudge and the Manipulation of Choice

@article{Hansen2013NudgeAT,
  title={Nudge and the Manipulation of Choice},
  author={Pelle Guldborg Hansen and Andreas Maal{\o}e Jespersen},
  journal={European Journal of Risk Regulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={3 - 28}
}
In Nudge (2008) Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein suggested that public policy–makers arrange decision–making contexts in ways to promote behaviour change in the interest of individual citizens as well as that of society. However, in the public sphere and Academia alike widespread discussions have appeared concerning the public acceptability of nudgebased behavioural policy. Thaler and Sunstein's own position is that the anti–nudge position is a literal non–starter, because citizens are always… 

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