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WH creates ‘Behavior Insights Team’ to nudge you into obedience
BizPac ^ | July 30, 2013 | Joe Saunders

Posted on 07/30/2013 4:54:40 PM PDT by La Lydia

According to Fox News, the Obama administration is building a team of experts in psychology to come up with ways to subtly persuade Americans to change their behavior in ways the government approves of – kind of like lab rats, Pavlov’s dogs or teachers unions. The “Behavior Insights Team” team is only in its formative stages, but its goals are all ambitious, according to a recruiting letter Fox said it obtained from a university professor who was identified for membership:

“Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” it says.

The letter shows that the White House has already begun projects to “experiment” with behavior modification at Cabinet-level agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services – otherwise known as the Obamacare People.

And now a lot of things start to make sense. Remember that blizzard of half-baked ideas to promote Obamacare over the past few months – enlisting celebrities, librarians, motherhood, even trying to enlist the NFL, for God’s sake? They all only looked like typical ham-handed efforts by Democrats to try to get Americans to suck it up and surrender their freedom to the central government, as Democrats have been suckering them into doing since at least the Wilson administration.

They were all experiments of The Nudge.

The nickname – used by the professor who received the recruiting letter – comes from “Nudge,” a 2008 book by Cass Sunstein, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School who served as administrator of the Obama White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and Richard Thaler, a professor at the Chicago Booth School of Business, according to Fox.

The premise, according to the book’s Amazon.com, is “how sensible ‘choice architecture’ can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions.” It’s a “must read,” Amazon says, “for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.”

Connect those dots: Two Chicago professors, one of whom becomes Obama’s regulatory czar, publish a book in 2008 – the same year a former University of Chicago constitutional law professor got himself elected president – about how to push people toward “collective well-being.”

And lo and behold, that becomes the playbook for a government bent on manipulating a population into voluntary servitude. Even better, it’s harmless, it’s warm, it’s friendly – it’s just a “Nudge.”

But as one economist summed it up for Fox: “Nudges can turn into shoves pretty quickly.”

Especially when it’s for the collective.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: behaviormodification; bigbrother; nudgesquad; obama; obamapropaganda; propaganda; propagandalegal; propagandateam; socialism
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 4:54:40 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

AKA, your papers please...


2 posted on 07/30/2013 4:56:12 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: La Lydia

We have always been at war with Eastasia.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 5:00:18 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: La Lydia

Sing along now. “If you’re happy and you know it clank your chains.”
(Clank, Clank)
...


4 posted on 07/30/2013 5:01:02 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: La Lydia

Are these the ‘psy-ops’ I’ve heard whispers about? 1984 has arrived. Anyone not conforming to the ‘Nudge’, will be ‘Nudged’ into a FEMA camp for reeducation.


5 posted on 07/30/2013 5:02:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: La Lydia

6 posted on 07/30/2013 5:03:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (ope)
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To: La Lydia
“Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” it says.

Uh, where is this written in the Constitution? Hello, Congress - you people do have a job to do here ....

7 posted on 07/30/2013 5:03:19 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: La Lydia

we can nudge back. harder.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 5:03:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Daffynition

is that the unicorn that farts arizona iced teas and skittles?


9 posted on 07/30/2013 5:05:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: La Lydia
Excuse me, La Lydia, as the “Behavior Insights Team Exigency Monitoring Executive (BITEME)” ,
I must warn you that further transmissions will be monitored.
10 posted on 07/30/2013 5:06:38 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Behavior Insights Team Exigency Monitoring Executive (BITEME))
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To: La Lydia

And I still know educated liberals who say that he isn’t a Marxist and this isn’t a Marxist takeover of America.

And in corporate America, these educated people become bosses.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 5:06:50 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: La Lydia

12 posted on 07/30/2013 5:07:21 PM PDT by DManA
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To: La Lydia
Why not write good legislation instead. Or remove idiot laws.
I guess that's too difficult. Easier have the IRS hammer the round peg into the square hole.

13 posted on 07/30/2013 5:07:22 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: La Lydia
This is 'so 2009.'
14 posted on 07/30/2013 5:08:11 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: La Lydia

I listen to Rush pretty much everyday, Hannity not quite so much, Levin when I can.

Seems like there are a lot of commercials with blah, blah, blah .gov or the Ad Council or HHS, etc. paying for them.

That goes for local radio guys, as well.

Can these guys stay on the straight and narrow with the Collective filling their pockets with messages that are anathema to conservatism, particularly regarding Obamacare?

Sadly, it seems I can’t trust anyone these days.


15 posted on 07/30/2013 5:10:25 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: La Lydia

FUBO!!


16 posted on 07/30/2013 5:10:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: combat_boots

I like it!

(happier than Dracula at a blood drive)


17 posted on 07/30/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I guess I am ahead of the curve. I have already started modifying my behavior.

I closed all my bank accounts at Chase. I moved my money to another bank. I will be taking cash deposits for all my spending so that my purchasing habits won’t be monitored.

I don’t watch TV, so I don’t listen to cable news. I don’t read the newspaper. I read Drudge. If I need to know about it, it will be there.

My car is 16 years old and I am going to drive it as long as I can. I don’t buy much of anything anymore.

I’m trying my best to educate the younger generation on how it used to be and how it should be. I hope they will start thinking for themselves. They only know what they are being told. Tell them your side.

We need to end the Federal Reserve and the IRS asap! Organize NOW!


18 posted on 07/30/2013 5:11:34 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: Nachum
OK. 10/2009

An Ol' Broad's Ramblings

Hands Up Old Man! Drop The…….Orchids?????

6 October 2009, 8:01 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Crime, Feckless Weasels, Opinion, Politics.

Criminalizing everyone

“You don’t need to know. You can’t know.” That’s what Kathy Norris, a 60-year-old grandmother of eight, was told when she tried to ask court officials why, the day before, federal agents had subjected her home to a furious search.

If I’m not mistaken, the 4th Amendment says just the opposite: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. And if ever there was a case of ‘unreasonable’, this would be it!

The agents who spent half a day ransacking Mrs. Norris’ longtime home in Spring, Texas, answered no questions while they emptied file cabinets, pulled books off shelves, rifled through drawers and closets, and threw the contents on the floor.

The six agents, wearing SWAT gear and carrying weapons, were with – get this- the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Fish & Wildlife? SWAT gear and weapons?  Are the serious?

Kathy and George Norris lived under the specter of a covert government investigation for almost six months before the government unsealed a secret indictment and revealed why the Fish and Wildlife Service had treated their family home as if it were a training base for suspected terrorists. Orchids.

If you really want to get your blood boiling this morning, read this whole column.

I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on, things like this should really make you stand up and pay attention to what has REALLY been happening in this country.  How many stories like this do we NOT hear about?  Obvious violations by a federal agency of the U.S. Constitution, and down right common sense!  This type of blatant disregard of the citizens of this country started long before either Bush, or Obama were gleams in their daddy’s eyes.  This is not a left or right issue.  This is a right and wrong problem.  One that has been going on for FAR too long, and must be stopped!

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  1. John. 6 October 2009, 9:21 am

    This is off-topic, but here goes…

    President Clinton died and knocked at the Pearly Gates. “Who goes there?” inquired St. Peter.

    “It’s me, Bill Clinton”.

    “What bad things did you do on earth?”

    Clinton thought a bit and answered, “Well, I smoked marijuana,
    but you shouldn’t hold that against me because I didn’t inhale.
    And I lied, but I didn’t commit perjury.”

    After several moments of deliberation St. Peter replied, “OK, here’s the deal. We’ll send you someplace where it is very hot, but we won’t call it ‘Hell.’ You’ll be there for an indefinite period of time, but we won’t call it ‘eternity.’ And don’t ‘abandon all hope’ upon entering, just don’t hold your breath waiting for it to freeze over.”

  2. olbroad. 6 October 2009, 9:25 am

19 posted on 07/30/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: La Lydia

Did not see a single nudge. Watching the MSM makes you stupid and nudged.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 5:14:08 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Daffynition

“...and that white effing unicorn you rode in on!”


21 posted on 07/30/2013 5:15:07 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Bryanw92
And I still know educated liberals who say that he isn’t a Marxist and this isn’t a Marxist takeover of America. And in corporate America, these educated people become bosses.

What does that tell you?

22 posted on 07/30/2013 5:16:15 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: La Lydia

Nothing new about this, attorneys have been using this technique for who knows how long.

It’s called conditioned response.

Make a statement and let someone come to what they believe is their own conclusion about the statement.

Because they believe they have reached the conclusion themselves they will believe a lie to be true.

A recent example was repeating over and over the attack in Benghazi was “spontaneous” because of the protest in Egypt.

Every time “spontaneous” was repeated people responded that there was no connection with the attack and the protest in Egypt.

Soon people began believing the lie that there was no connection to the attack in Benghazi and the protest in Egypt.

In reality the attack was planned then the protest in Egypt was planned to create the “spontaneous” lie.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 5:16:25 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Talisker

That the Marxists and the so-called Capitalists are in bed together.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 5:17:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Jude in WV

we need to end a whole mess of alphabet out of control agencies. good for you.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 5:19:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: La Lydia

The kenyan might find out that the citizens are in no mood to be “nudged” and they might ‘nudge’ back.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 5:29:57 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: La Lydia

More Hitler moves, this time it’s brainwashing.

Brainwashing works, Look what it did for Mccain.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 5:37:28 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: La Lydia

Paging Dr. Joseph Goebbels,..... Heir Obama’s Propaganda Minister.


28 posted on 07/30/2013 5:39:15 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: La Lydia

I wish them a whole lot of luck when they nudge the wrong people.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 5:40:10 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: La Lydia
Obama Administration of nudging..

I hear them talk about it and I do believe that talk show hosts are being advised by "consultants" that political talk -- especially if it is "always" critical of Democrats -- is a turnoff for a majority of listeners.

Personally I am convinced that Cass Sunstein and phony "consultants" are "nudging" us back into the "Fairness Doctrine" era of a silenced majority.

If the FCC imposed "fairness" there would be outrage.. this way it looks like "we" want it. It's Sunstein's idea of libertarian paternalism.. we are free to choose but the liberals present us with the options and nudge us into choosing the "correct" one.

30 posted on 07/30/2013 5:48:32 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: La Lydia

One of my “heroes” is Edward Bernays, who basically is the founder of most modern “public relations” tools.

He was big on “engineered consent” and other techniques to nudge you into doing something, usually commercial in nature but government too.

He was one of the team that successfully sold WWII to America.

So this is nothing new, really, just a but spiffier and more scientific.

And it’s being done by skeevy people with questionable ethics.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 5:51:05 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: La Lydia

Or, “Research Team To Suss Out The Most Effective Lies.” What do you expect from that impostor bereft of God’s love.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 5:52:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Viennacon

“Anyone not conforming to the ‘Nudge’, will be ‘Nudged’ into a FEMA camp for reeducation.”

Or beaten to a pulp by his neighbors. Cuba’s revolution had no camps and the Cultural Revolution did not have many.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 5:53:16 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: combat_boots

This is so subliterate grammatically!


34 posted on 07/30/2013 5:53:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: La Lydia

My NUDGER is L&L`d.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 5:54:02 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Ken522

Forget Congress, they have already been given “the nudge”.

None of this crap is going away at any ballot box.

Our time is running out.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT by dforest (BR)
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To: DBrow

For what it’s worth, that sort of concerted PR attempt MIGHT actually make things a little more reasonable. Right now it’s just about pure Alinsky which gives an oblique salute to the demonic. Anyhow, the conservative strategy is plain: fight the liberal lies, and do not indulge in lies yourself however convenient.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 5:54:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
Those are filling ad time—they aren't sponsoring Rush at all. The local affiliate plays those for ad time it can't sell.

Sadly, stupid liberals (media types) fill many stations and they plant the more liberal of these PSAs to counter and spite Rush and his followers.

38 posted on 07/30/2013 5:59:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I think I’m in love. :)


39 posted on 07/30/2013 6:15:28 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

ROTFL...social psychologists got America recycling because they know how manipulate people. Get any college textbook on the subject, read, and weep. My book was written in so bad I had to keep it.

I wrote rush about this long ago.


40 posted on 07/30/2013 6:15:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Secret Agent Man; sheik yerbouty
Obedience subjects!


41 posted on 07/30/2013 6:19:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (ope)
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To: La Lydia

Hmmmm ...... Let’s see.

1. I refuse.
2. I’m holding five tickets to eternity, with more to spare.
3. I’ve stood up to morons like you, before.
Hint: I remain.
Second hint: I, and I alone, am sovereign over my mental
faculties, and you can kiss Diablo’s tukus!


42 posted on 07/30/2013 6:38:09 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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43 posted on 07/30/2013 7:12:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: La Lydia

Scary.


44 posted on 07/30/2013 7:14:22 PM PDT by uncitizen (Barack Obama hates white people)
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To: Daffynition

Perhaps Heinous Anus should be formally addressed as “Your Ignoble Swineness”..


45 posted on 07/30/2013 7:26:01 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

F’em. Resist, resist, resist. Your freedom is at stake.


46 posted on 07/30/2013 7:32:59 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sheik yerbouty

F’em. Resist, resist, resist. Your freedom is at stake.


47 posted on 07/30/2013 7:32:59 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: La Lydia
Groups like this have been working for them from the beginning, unofficially or otherwise, on or off the payroll.
48 posted on 07/30/2013 7:39:10 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: La Lydia

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


49 posted on 07/30/2013 8:18:32 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: La Lydia

50 posted on 07/30/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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