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Simpler: The Future of Government by [Sunstein, Cass R.]
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Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your pocket. It saved hours of your time. It improved your children’s diet, lengthened your life span, and benefited businesses large and small. It did so by issuing fewer regulations, by insisting on smarter regulations, and by eliminating or improving old regulations. Cass R. Sunstein, as administrator of the most powerful White House office you’ve never heard of, oversaw it and explains how it works, why government will never be the same again (thank goodness), and what must happen in the future.

Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics has influenced business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, Sunstein, for three years President Obama’s “regulatory czar” heading the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America’s regulatory state. In this highly anticipated book, Sunstein pulls back the curtain to show what was done, why Americans are better off as a result, and what the future has in store.

The evidence is all around you, and more is coming soon. Simplified mortgages and student loan applications. Scorecards for colleges and universities. Improved labeling of food and energy-efficient appliances and cars. Calories printed on chain restaurant menus. Healthier food in public schools. Backed by historic executive orders ensuring transparency and accountability, simpler government can be found in new initiatives that save money and time, improve health, and lengthen lives. Simpler: The Future of Government will transform what you think government can and should accomplish.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (9 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read on ROI in Rulemaking 7 October 2015
By Edward J. Barton - Published on
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A coherent look at the role of government and effective regulation in a ROI driven world. Building on the authors earlier work, Nudge, the book takes you into the challenges and approaches used by the Obama Administration to evaluate rule making and regulatory decisions. It shows what is possible, and the pitfalls of policy. A good read.
4.0 out of 5 stars A clear and concost argument for "smart" regulation. Anyone ... 16 March 2017
By Kenneth S. Hicks - Published on
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A clear and concost argument for "smart" regulation. Anyone who believes in efficient and effective government should read this book.
3.0 out of 5 stars Is it worth it? 20 August 2016
By Jeremy - Published on
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I liked what I learned about the effort the federal government is putting in to understanding the impact proposed regulation has on the recipients. As well as streamlining or even removing existing regulation.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 June 2016
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A very good book
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little too simple 19 August 2013
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While I liked the book, I didn't really feel like it broke new ground. It is not that different from Nudge, and borrows a lot from Thinking Fast and Slow. Thinking Fast and Slow is a much better book and includes more detail for those interested in behavioral economics and the psychology of decision-making.

I was also hoping that Sunstein would have addressed a broader range and some of the more politically charged regulations issued by the Obama administration.