Skip to comments.White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior
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 governments behavior modification team.
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Otherwise known as the "Pivoteers"
Youth members shall be Young Pivoteers.
Now that the MSM has begun letting him down now and then, I guess he’ll need to cultivate another organization.
It worked so well setting up the Soviet Union...
Would they be getting their data from the NSA?
This is driving me nuts. What cartoon character had a sidekick named Chumley?????
Sorry to divert the thread.
The only thing that comes to my mind is...
Have you ever tried to herd cats?
If they don’t, they’d be the only ones within the administration not receiving this luscious perk.
Nudge then Shove Then Shoot... its for your own good, and ultimately the good of the collective
Senior Policy Advisor
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
April 2013 Present (4 months) Washington, DC
Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry
February 2011 Present (2 years 6 months)
My only response would be ...
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-scientistsmost of them not yet old enough to drive
Do they eat their boogers?
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.
Don’t nudge me, bro!
Actually, I see “swayers” as propagandists.
Not funny, at all.
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”?
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?
anyone who recycles has already been “nudged.” Social psychology is the means.
(And, doing it in God’s mighty and crazy love....)
Yep it’s also a spiritual problem. Now one CAN be gratuitously wasteful and a few things do recycle well. But the token recycling? It’s not needed.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people seems to have fallen by the wayside.
Government has now placed itself above the people. And we have become "subjects"...who need to be "controlled".
This project is, on the one hand, insidious. On the other, it is illuminating -- as regards the plans they have for us.
We saw this coming, folks.
Well of course we do not need to be controlled... except by one entity, God’s Holy Spirit. Who is not a robot-maker but keeps us within bounds that are meant to be containers of glory. (As one small example goes, God won’t tell you whether to take the blueberry or apple pie, unless it’s a bad idea to eat pie at all of course.)
Evil governments will do what evil governments do. The question before us is whether the unique, gospel powered fight of America’s people will ever be revived. The good news is that the government’s okay is NOT NEEDED to effect such a thing. Serious recognition of our own personal weakness without God, IS NEEDED.
Lordy...you make good posts. I’m in total agreement.
God’s love IS mighty, and can be kinda crazy at times. And, I am in awe of it!
Hey call me zealous or whatever. But God is perfectly ready to load any willing person up with more power than that person can even think to do with. But the offering of the person to God has to be voluntary. My dear Calvinist friends notwithstanding [I am something of a Calminian], God won’t force somebody to choose, but God will be Johnny on the Spot for someone who is ready to choose. It’s both hard (we have to fight through a lifetime of ingrained ego or as the bible puts it, fleshliness) and it’s easy (when failing, go back to God for more kind teaching instead of charging on bullheadedly).
“Day of Prayer ruled unconstitutional
Annie Laurie Gaylor loves America, but shes no fan of God.
She must be a very unhappy person. I guess her purpose in life is to make others unhappy. And if she truly loves America, why is she doing her utmost to change it into something it was never intended?
She was thrilled Thursday when a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.
We are ecstatic, said Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which advocates for nonbelievers. Gaylors group sued to overturn a federal law that requires the president to declare an annual day of prayer each year. United States District Court Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin ruled in their favor.”
See olbroad’s blog
by J. D. Longstreet
Winston Churchill said: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. In these few words Churchill summed up for us exactly what Obama and the Democratic Party of America are ramming down the throats of the citizens of the United States today.
We watched over the years as the US Democratic Party adopted more and more of the Marxist agenda and slowly transformed themselves from a freedom loving political party to a Socialist/Marxist party. I first became aware of this transformation in the 1960s. Since then I have watched as the Democratic Party has slowly shed its façade until they now proudly proclaim their socialist agenda.
I understand that many Americans STILL have no idea what socialism is and, unfortunately, they have even less understanding of capitalism. At least two generations of Americans have been taught in the government indoctrination centers, we laughingly refer to as the Public School System, and in our institutions of higher learning, that being liberal, being progressive, is the accepted norm for Americans. They bought it. Apparently, nobody told them that words like liberal and progressive were cover words for collectivism, socialism, and communism.
Well, I have news for you. Socialism is not American by any stretch of the imagination. If fact, it is anti-American.
How was this deception introduced into American government? It was a Democrat President by the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who introduced socialism to America and embedded it in our government. He said: Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. Franklin D. Roosevelt
American, my Aunt Fanny! Thats PURE socialism!
Stanley, Tennessee, and Chumley.
Let them attempt nudging me.
It started well before FDR with Teddy Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson and the Progressives.
THIS is frightening!! Are these the ones that will have ALL OF OUR PERSONAL INFO ON THEM...SSN NUMBERS, TAX INFO>>>>>WHAT COULD GO WRONG?????
> The only thing that comes to my mind is...
Have you ever tried to herd cats?
Yeah. You carry a can of catfood with you and they follow. The WH does it with “free” entitlement programs and Obamaphones.
Revolt is coming.
What country do we live in again?
Obama is creating a Ministry of Propaganda!
Isn’t it enough that the entire news media is nothing but a propaganda arm of the government?
First it is important to BELIEVE in God again.
People obviously aren't as smart as their dear leaders.
Another one that Beck was on before anyone else.
I suspect that political prisoners will now have a reason to be experimented upon. Can anyone say Hitlers?
Don’t wait for America to show belief before you do. We already got a cloud of witnesses.
How about “North Minehead By-Election”?
Hitler-Cleese is ranting from a balcony as Ribbentrop-Chapman circulates among the rubes observing, “He’s right, you know”.
Easier to train child propagandists than to pass new laws. Instead of outlawing smoking, have children in restaurants scream “MOMMY, that nasty man is SMOKING!!”
The thread directly below has a pic of the person in “charge”.
Federal ‘nudge squad’ led by 20-something gears up to change Americans’ behaviors for our own good
Gov’t Knows Best? White House creates ‘nudge squad’ to shape behavior
Let’s just use the correct word here: BULLY! That is all the Democrats are these days.
It is actually a different word. Nudge is an English word. "A Noodj" is a noun meaning pretty much what you described. The vowel is pronounced different. uh vs. oo.