Recommendations Implicit in Policy Defaults

  title={Recommendations Implicit in Policy Defaults},
  author={Craig R. M. Mckenzie and Michael J. Liersch and Stacey R. Finkelstein},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={414 - 420}
Should people be considered organ donors after their death unless they request not to be, or should they not be considered donors unless they request to be? Because people tend to stay with the default in a variety of domains, policymakers' choice of default has large and often important effects. In the United States, where the organ-donation policy default is “not a donor,” about 5,000 people die every year because there are too few donors. Four experiments examined two domains—being an organ… 

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