How to Nudge Better Policies

Cass Sunstein was called “the most dangerous man in America” by Glenn Beck and others during his reign as President Obama’s regulatory czar at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Sunstein has taught at the University of Chicago Law School for three decades, where he has developed influential theories applying behavioral economics to law, theories that Sunstein put into practice in Washington. Sunstein walks us through his efforts to reframe the government’s approach to regulation as a tool to “nudge” -- rather than force -- people into making better decisions.