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Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior
foxnews.com ^ | 7/30/13 | Maxim Lott

Posted on 07/30/2013 7:59:40 AM PDT by ColdOne

The federal government is hiring what it calls a "Behavioral Insights Team" that will look for ways to subtly influence people's behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.

While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

"Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals," reads the government document describing the program, which goes on to call for applicants to apply for positions on the team.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: behaviormodification; bigbrother; nudgesquad; obamapropaganda; orwell; propaganda; propagandalegal; propagandateam
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 7:59:40 AM PDT by ColdOne
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2013/07/30/behavioral-insights-team-document/


2 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

But, 1984 was 30 years ago .....


3 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:58 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: ColdOne

Clockwork Orange


4 posted on 07/30/2013 8:02:36 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ColdOne

Progressives view themselves as human ranchers who manage the sheeple.


5 posted on 07/30/2013 8:03:25 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ColdOne

I promise to never mock Pre-WW2 Germany again.

We are living it and the ones who are awake are helpless to prevent what is happening.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 8:04:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ColdOne

F^%$ the government.

They need to get O U T

of everyone’s life.

We only need THEM to conduct international trade, build and train an army to protect us... everything else, is off limits.

ENOUGH!


7 posted on 07/30/2013 8:04:13 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: ColdOne

The drones will be willingly managed. It’s us conservatives that they have to worry about.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 8:04:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ColdOne

GFY BO.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:07 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Tipline for Zimmerman's Inquisition is: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov ... Use it.)
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To: ColdOne
supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient

And the government gets the authority to do this where, exactly? Someone please point me to that article of the Constitution which grants them the power to make "society" more "efficient".

10 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:13 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: ColdOne

Hey you listeners at NSA.

Register me for a permanent FOAD to any “subtle” pressure your masters try to push on me.

Their free media propagandists apparently aren’t doing their job anymore.

Won’t be long before Il’Douchebag trys to declare himself Fuehrer. Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuehrer, is that right you kenyan POS?


11 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:20 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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12 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ColdOne

“Nudge” this.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:45 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: ColdOne

This just in...”Winston Smith New Propaganda Czar”.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:52 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient

It is NOT government's job to "make society more efficient."

The very idea bespeaks an arrogant inhumanity that could only be conceived and pursued by the most cold-blooded sociopathic tyrants.

The tree of liberty needs to be watered with the blood of such tyrants, who must be stopped at all costs.

“The greatest guilt of today is that of people who accept collectivism by moral default; the people who seek protection from the necessity of taking a stand, by refusing to admit to themselves the nature of that which they are accepting; the people who support plans specifically designed to achieve serfdom, but hide behind the empty assertion that they are lovers of freedom, with no concrete meaning attached to the word; the people who believe that the content of ideas need not be examined, that principles need not be defined, and that facts can be eliminated by keeping one's eyes shut. They expect, when they find themselves in a world of bloody ruins and concentration camps, to escape moral responsibility by wailing: "But I didn't mean this!” -- Ayn Rand

15 posted on 07/30/2013 8:06:19 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: GraceG
From the article: "Ultimately, nudging ... assumes a small group of people in government know better about choices than the individuals making them."

Well, what could possibly go wrong with this assumption? /s

16 posted on 07/30/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: dfwgator
Twelve posts in to get to my original thought.

Well played.

17 posted on 07/30/2013 8:06:51 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: ColdOne

Social Engineering by another name ..


18 posted on 07/30/2013 8:07:38 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: ColdOne

When the Humbling from the Almighty finally descends upon this crowd it will make the Tower of Babel look like a Sunday picnic.


19 posted on 07/30/2013 8:08:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Looks like you need a nudge upside your head, cracker!

20 posted on 07/30/2013 8:10:40 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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