The Future of Government

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Baker & Taylor
Draws on behavioral psychology and economics to trace U.S. policy changes that reflect smarter and simpler government practices while preserving freedom of choice in areas ranging from mortgages and student loans to food labeling and health care.

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The co-author of the best-selling Nudge and regulatory advisor to President Obama draws on cutting-edge work in behavioral psychology and economics to trace behind-the-scenes, life-saving policy changes that reflect smarter and simpler government practices while preserving freedom of choice for everyday people in areas ranging from mortgages and student loans to food labeling and health care.

Simon and Schuster
For nearly four years, Cass R. Sunstein, bestselling author and President Obama’s “Regulatory Czar,” helped to oversee a revolution in better government. He explains how and why—and what comes next.

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.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781476726595
Branch Call Number: 973.932 Su74s
Characteristics: x, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Mar 30, 2019

Cass Sunstein is the what happens when government goes wrong. Obama appointed a number of people like Sunstein as one of his unelected Czar's with legislative ability outside of Congressional and Senatorial approval. For that matter anyone who was to be appointed to make legislative decisions was to be approved by Congress and the Senate.

What Obama did was do an end-run around legality and constitutionality enacting his Czar's ability to simply do whatever bidding the president desired. This has never happened before in the young history of the United States. Obama criminalized the system with people he could control to make legislative decisions. it's not like he didn't know what he was doing was illegal and constitutional, but as long as he controlled the FBI, State Department and DOJ he could do as he wanted. If Hillary had won the election she would have made America her personal fiefdom. There was a very good reason why Trump won. It was to stop the illegality and unconstitutionality of the DNC turning America into a dictatorship.

Anyone reading this book cannot miss the criminality and unconstitutionality of the Obama administration where he used the IRS to target Conservatives, sent DOJ after Dinesh D'Souza for election fraud while ignoring dozens of YouTube videos of people who claimed they did election fraud on behalf of Obama and the Democrats, FBI program under Mueller and Comey "Fast & Furious that threatened law abiding gun shop owners with a loss of license if they didn't agree to sell guns to criminals who then sold the guns into Mexico, Benghazi should have brought impeachment charges against Obama for leaving a high level Ambassador to die unceremoniously while covering up Hillary and Obama's gun running to ISIS and Al-Qaeda groups. But, the worst thing Obama did was set up these unelected Czar's to make rules and regulations that Congress and the Senate should have been making, and he didn't even hide this on his agenda. Never mind $21trillion dollars in debt that's the least of America's woes, getting rid of Hillary would be the best thing the American people could do. The American people can only hope that these unelected and unconstitutional Czar's are gone for good. Sadly, most Americans are clueless about their own politics and how corrupt they have been under the Democrats. Hope more people will read this book and learn they just avoided a real disaster in a Hillary presidency.

Mar 27, 2014

Wow, what a book! What a Great Man (at least this is what this self-serving manifesto reads like)! But wait, isn't he the same political appointee from President Obama, who gave us the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which now appears to do everything for the banksters, and little to nothing for the consumers? (The CFPB's major achievement was to erect a legal shield, legal immunity from prosecution, that is, for those millions of false affidavits they filed for their fraudclosure, or illegal foreclosing of homes. Their second major achievement, although still a work in progress [as of 3/14], is to once again make sure the government [the taxpayers] ensure mortgage backed securities, the same stuff which ostensibly initiated the last financial meltdown [in actuality it was their ultra-leveraging]).


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