Obama Authorizes Behavioral Experiments on the Public

The new social engineering program is the result of a policy the Obama’s cronies dreamed up entitled “Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral Insights.”

“A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people,” reads the executive order.
The initiative draws on research from University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Radical Harvard law school professor Cass Sunstein, who was also dubbed Obama’s regulatory czar. The two behavioral scientists argued in their 2008 book “Nudge” that government policies can be designed in a way that “nudges” citizens towards certain behaviors and choices.


Source: Daily Caller

Nudge apparently is the new buzz word for “arm twisting.”
The desired choices always advance the goals of the federal government, though they are often couched as ways to cut overall program spending. And when does the government ever reduce spending?
Reported by Fox News, the White House openly admitted that the initiative involved behavioral experimentation.
“The federal government is currently creating a new team that will help build federal capacity to experiment with these approaches, and to scale behavioral interventions that have been rigorously evaluated, using, where possible, randomized controlled trials,” the memo read.
The new executive order encourages federal agencies to “develop strategies for applying behavioral science insights to programs and, where possible, rigorously test and evaluate the impact of these insights.”




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