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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 "Why Nudge?" and “Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas.” He co-wrote "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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Don't Pick the Wrong iPhone

Trying to choose between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus? Be careful to avoid making a classic decision-making mistake. Read more

Apple Pay Could Make You Poorer

As payment systems become more automatic, Apple Pay users might find that their thinner iPhones are making their bank accounts thinner as well. Read more

Americans' Costly Failure to Refinance

Too many people fail to refinance their home mortgages even when they stand to save many thousands of dollars, new research confirms. Banks could do something about that.  Read more

Gay Marriage? `Go Figure'

In ruling against gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, Judge Richard Posner eviscerated the states' efforts to defend discrimination. Read more

Extremism Loves Company

The fight against violent extremism will succeed only if it disrupts recruitment and radicalization by enclaves of like-minded people. Read more

Impeaching Nixon, by the Book

In moving to impeach President Nixon 40 years ago, congressional leaders focused on precisely the kinds of wrongdoing that prompted the founders to authorize impeachment in the first place. Read more

Three Ways to Get Washington Working

Whoever wins the 2016 presidential election may find that a divided government continues to make it difficult to govern the U.S. -- except in these three ways. Read more

The Poor Need Ryan's Regulation Reform

Paul Ryan's proposals for regulation reform point in helpful -- and a few unhelpful -- directions, and they suggest the possibility of bipartisan cooperation on some important questions. Read more

Smart Money Buys Brand X

The more informed you are, the more likely you are to choose store brands of basic goods like aspirin, sugar and salt.  National brands succeed largely because of consumer ignorance.  Read more

Boehner v. Constitution

House Speaker John Boehner's proposed lawsuit against President Barack Obama reflects a stunningly cavalier approach to the Constitution. Read more

Let Public Officials Work in Private

A Senate proposal to change the Freedom of Information Act to require more disclosure from the executive branch could have a chilling effect on policy makers' deliberations. Read more