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07-Dec-2010

Patrick Basham critiques nudge-based public health policy on the IEA Blog

IAD Blog Patrick Basham
9 December 2010
Notwithstanding British Prime Minister David Cameron’s infatuation with nudging, the in-vogue tool would appear to have little merit as a guiding principle of policymaking. The UK Department of Health’s new nudge-themed White Paper commits the coalition government to an unethical alcohol policy, an anti-obesity effort that targets a phantom menace, and scientifically illiterate anti-tobacco measures.
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Patrick Basham 9 December 2010 Notwithstanding British Prime Minister David Cameron’s infatuation with nudging, the in-vogue tool would appear to have little merit as a guiding principle of policymaking. The UK Department of Health’s new nudge-themed White Paper commits the coalition government to an unethical alcohol policy, an anti-obesity effort that targets a phantom menace, and scientifically illiterate anti-tobacco measures. Read his comments » Share --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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