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On the misplaced politics of behavioral policy interventions ∗

  title={On the misplaced politics of behavioral policy interventions ∗},
  author={David Tannenbaum},
One common criticism of “nudges” — general-purpose interventions derived from behavioral science that can be applied to a range of policy objectives — is that such interventions are manipulative and coercive. In this article we show that this criticism sometimes reflects a partisan nudge bias, whereby attitudes toward policy goals or policymakers distort feelings about policy interventions. In particular, people find nudges more ethically problematic when they are applied to policy objectives… Expand

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