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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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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

Obama's End Game

A president's final two years in office are usually his most interesting -- because that's when he shows what he actually cares about. Read more

How Hockey Got the Mumps

It is reasonable to speculate that the current mumps outbreak among hockey players may be related to lower vaccination rates in Canada, spurred by the anti-vaccination movement. Read more

Calories, We Never Knew You

A new FDA rule that will require all restaurants to post calorie counts might turn out to be one of the most important regulatory initiatives of the decade. Read more