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White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior
Washington Times ^ | 7/30/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 07/30/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT by Nachum

The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit behavior experts to join a British-style “Behavioral Insights Team” to help nudge voters into accepting key political programs. “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less and help people to achieve their goals,” a document on the government program states, Fox News reported. The document, emailed by White House senior adviser Maya Shankar and obtained by Fox News, also seeks applicants to join the federal government’s behavior modification team.

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KEYWORDS: behavior; brainwash; casssunstein; dearleader; experts; ilduce; levinlive; nudge; nudgesquad; propaganda; tyranny
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Full title: White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior

Otherwise known as the "Pivoteers"

1 posted on 07/30/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Youth members shall be Young Pivoteers.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 9:51:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Now that the MSM has begun letting him down now and then, I guess he’ll need to cultivate another organization.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 9:56:04 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Army Air Corps

It worked so well setting up the Soviet Union...


4 posted on 07/30/2013 9:57:01 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Would they be getting their data from the NSA?

DK


5 posted on 07/30/2013 10:02:37 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Nachum
Really, It's up to you. You are completely free to decide.
6 posted on 07/30/2013 10:02:49 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

Cheryl CHUMLEY?

This is driving me nuts. What cartoon character had a sidekick named Chumley?????

Sorry to divert the thread.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 10:05:11 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Nachum

The only thing that comes to my mind is...

Have you ever tried to herd cats?


8 posted on 07/30/2013 10:05:29 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Forgotten Amendments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Tuxedo_and_His_Tales


9 posted on 07/30/2013 10:11:30 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Dark Knight

If they don’t, they’d be the only ones within the administration not receiving this luscious perk.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 10:14:12 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Nachum

Alinsky;

Nudge then Shove Then Shoot... its for your own good, and ultimately the good of the collective


11 posted on 07/30/2013 10:17:48 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Nachum

Senior Policy Advisor

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
April 2013 – Present (4 months) Washington, DC

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Stanford University
Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry
February 2011 – Present (2 years 6 months)

Cognitive Neuroscience


12 posted on 07/30/2013 10:19:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

My only response would be ...
Nudge THIS.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 10:28:44 PM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable. You'll need the extra dough later on. 'This war is lost!' The worst is yet to come.)
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To: Nachum

On April 22, 2013, President Obama hosted 100 student innovators from more than 40 states for the third-ever White House Science Fair. The event was a celebration of amazing and award-winning student-achievements in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The cohort of kids included app-coders, algae-growers, video-game designers, city-planners, roboticists, and rocket-scientists—most of them not yet old enough to drive

14 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Do they eat their boogers?


15 posted on 07/30/2013 11:06:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: ri4dc

I can see the public name for these guys...the “swayers”.

This is probably one of the comical things I’ve heard of in the past decade. A guy going off to some university and developing a skill to sway. Then getting a job with the government....to effectively sway people. This might have worked forty years ago.....but in today’s atmosphere, with a great understanding of manipulation....the public isn’t likely to buy into this concept.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 11:26:40 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Nachum

Don’t nudge me, bro!


17 posted on 07/30/2013 11:36:45 PM PDT by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution!)
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To: pepsionice

Actually, I see “swayers” as propagandists.

Not funny, at all.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 11:39:10 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ I'm now a proud member of the Wacko Bird party.)
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To: Nachum

I think you’re Jewish cultural background, you’d probably know this detail.. but isn’t nudge (pronounced noodj) a Yiddish term for “an annoying person”?


19 posted on 07/30/2013 11:40:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Well, evil people will tell lies. We have a tautology here. What we are lacking is a good grip on God. Let’s roll up our sleeves, get Heaven’s fists (so to speak) and fight back? Spiritually?


20 posted on 07/30/2013 11:42:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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