Cass Sunstein's Op-Eds on Libertarian Paternalism
Along with the Graduate School of Business' Richard Thaler, his co-author for the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Cass Sunstein recently published two op-eds touching on the topic of that book. The first, in the April 2nd Los Angeles Times, gives a broad overview of the idea of libertarian paternalism that Sunstein and Thaler advance in their book; the other, in the April 6 Chicago Tribune, focuses on how libertarian paternalism might be applied to the problem of climate change. Since Cass' ideas about this topic have come up frequently on this blog (see here, here, here, and most recently here), we thought it might be interesting to let the readers of the Faculty Blog chime in on these pieces.
Edited to Add: Cass and his co-author, Richard Thaler, have a blog on Nudge-related topics that those interested in this topic might enjoy.