It’s not yet true that the White House can force you to eat and drink only what it considers “good” for you. But as Fox News revealed in July, it has moved a step closer in creating a “nudge squad,” or as it is officially known, a behavioral insights team.
Only, evidence shows government nudging does not affect consumer behavior and often has negative unintended consequences. > Read more
Openmarket.org: Before Net Neutrality Eats the World (Part 2): An Alternative Case for Agency Neutrality
Instead of compulsory net neutrality, let’s mandate agency neutrality. The FCC should turn a deaf ear to politically driven business and pressure-group demands for special treatment for any sector of the communications industry. > Read more
The Perils of Confusing GDP Growth Figures with the Real Economy
CEI's 2012-2013 Warren Brookes journalism fellow, Matthew Melchiorre, critiques a report by economists that claims fiscal stimulus in 1930s America accounted for faster recovery relative to Greece today.