All are devotees of behavioral economics — a school of economic thought greatly influenced by psychological research — which argues that the human animal is hard-wired to make errors when it comes to decision-making, and therefore people need a little “nudge” to make decisions that are in their own best interests.
And that is exactly what Obama administration officials plan to do: By taking account of human psychology, they hope to save you from yourself.
This is the story of how obscure psychological research into human decision-making first revolutionized economics and now appears poised to remake the relationship between the government and its citizens.
Goes along with this quote by Michelle Obama:
Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed
Pajamas TV VIDEO on why this is a bad idea.
Using Psychology To Save You From Yourself, Alix Spiegel, All Things Considered
New York Times, OP-ED COLUMNIST, Spock at the Bridge, MAUREEN DOWD, Published: March 1, 2009