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  • White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior

    07/30/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    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...
  • Federal 'nudge squad' led by 20-something gears up to change Americans' behaviors – for our own good

    07/30/2013 6:42:15 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 30, 2013 | David Martosko
    Mara ShankarYalie20-something The New Boss of Everything Maya Shankar is a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Her mandate is to supervise the organization of a federal government 'nudge squad' that will subtly change the behaviors of bureaucrats -- and the rest of us. When does a nudge become a shove? Americans may find out, as the federal government is setting up a 'behavioral insights team' to tinker with the way we accomplish everything from saving money and staying in school to losing weight and becoming more energy-efficient. The Obama administration's grand plans...
  • WH creates ‘Behavior Insights Team’ to nudge you into obedience

    07/30/2013 4:54:40 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 50 replies
    BizPac ^ | July 30, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    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...
  • HERE COMES THE WHITE HOUSE’S BEHAVIORAL ‘NUDGE SQUAD’

    07/30/2013 3:44:47 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 30, 2013 | Becket Adams
    The U.S. government is looking to recruit members for what some are calling a “Behavioral Insights Team,” a panel of experts that will study human behavior so as to “design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” according to a document describing the program...
  • Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    07/30/2013 7:59:40 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/30/13 | Maxim Lott
    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...