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Should You Be Able to Sue the Government That Nudged You?

"Nudge" policies are spreading across the globe because they supposedly offer a less expensive and more effective way to get people to make the "right" decisions. In the original formulation, such decisions are defined as those that people would like to have made, had they not been hobbled and blinkered at the time by irresistible irrationality.

Big Idea: Statistics About Groups Tell You Nothing About Individuals

Data-mongering is how Americans try to explain or control someone's actions. And yet, statistics about people in general, or about some category of people, tell you nothing certain about any one individual.

Is Capitalism To Blame for Worldwide Obesity?

We may think we're free to choose what to eat and how to eat it, but food companies maximize their profits by restricting our choices