More Thaler

New on the RSA website this week, video of Richard Thaler’s lecture here and an interview with our own Matthew Taylor.

Admidst all the recent Nudge-mania it’s good to get back to what the man himself says – and his claims are considerably less overblown than some that have been made.

But of course not everyone is convinced. James Harkin, for one, writing in today’s Guardian is sceptical. I think, as I’ve argued before that Nudging has its place as long as we remember that it is about means and does not save us the hard work of thinking about what social goods we want to achieve.

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