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Cass R. Sunstein
Cass R. Sunstein, the former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, is the Robert Walmsley university professor at Harvard Law School and a Bloomberg View columnist. Sunstein is also the director of the law school's program on behavioral economics and public policy. He writes widely on topics ranging from behavioral economics to constitutional, administrative and environmental law. He is the author of many books, including "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter," written with Reid Hastie, and "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness," with the economist Richard Thaler. Sunstein is also a member of the Bloomberg Government Advisory Board.
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Free Speech Inc.

The First Amendment was written to protect speech related to self-government. Now it's used as a corporate shield against regulation. Read more

A `Living' Constitution and the Right to Marry

A widely neglected 1987 speech by Justice Thurgood Marshall explains how social transformation can lead the Supreme Court to drastically shift its reading of the U.S. Constitution -- as it might this summer on the issue of same-sex marriage. Read more

'Gambler's Fallacy' Makes Life Unfair

The 'gambler's falacy' -- the mistaken belief that a small sequence of events will look like a bigger one -- leads to unfairness for immigrants, bank loan applicants, baseball batters and probably a lot of other people. Read more