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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
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    Oh, dear Lord. They're getting behavioral scientists to recommend how to make government run more efficient; i.e. putting tax forms online instead of mailing them. Where to place public notice signs at the beach. How to combat tagging and vandalism.

    You don't need to be in a corner hyperventilating into a brown paper bag.
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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Thank you for the information, but you didn't say whether or not you agreed with the government messing around with behavioural sciences on us.
    Everyone in the government should have been given this type of feedback years ago. It would certainly help with the ineffective, bureaucratic, fraud-ridden, wasteful, clueless, federal programs that we already have. Can you just imagine a behavior scientist telling the dolts in the government that beaming jammed radio signals into Cuba is ineffective? Or saying, "Hey you do realize that no one actually listens to PSAs ... ?"

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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Oh, dear Lord. They're getting behavioral scientists to recommend how to make government run more efficient; i.e. putting tax forms online instead of mailing them. Where to place public notice signs at the beach. How to combat tagging and vandalism.

    You don't need to be in a corner hyperventilating into a brown paper bag.
    Realpolitik. The stated goal and the *real* goal. Granted, some good could actually come out of this; however, the line for abuse will probably be crossed given who is doing the administering.

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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior | Fox News

    As if we're not manipulated enough by forces outside our purview, now our government is openly engaging in these tactics.
    Didn't Hitler do the same thing but used propaganda threats and violence to accomplish the same thing and we all now how that turned out millions of murdered Jews

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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    I agree with this:
    You're exposed to that on a daily basis.

    It's called 'marketing'.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    You agree with this?
    Do I think the government should be marketing? Probably not, but there are many things the government does that annoy me at least as much or more.

    I go to great lengths to avoid marketing. I don't even have a TV to tell me how to smell or what to think.

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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I agree with this:


    Do I think the government should be marketing? Probably not, but there are many things the government does that annoy me at least as much or more.

    I go to great lengths to avoid marketing. I don't even have a TV to tell me how to smell or what to think.
    How do you watch football?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior | Fox News

    As if we're not manipulated enough by forces outside our purview, now our government is openly engaging in these tactics.
    You watch Fox news and your concerned about being manipulated?!

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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    You watch Fox news and your concerned about being manipulated?!
    You watch CNN and are entertained?

    "I would rather be exposed to the inconvenience of too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson

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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    You watch Fox news and your concerned about being manipulated?!
    I watch CNN and C-SPAN too.

    When my wife lets me, I do all my own thinking.

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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by AuntiE View Post
    You watch CNN and are entertained?
    Who said I watch CNN. Besides, they are all manipulative yo one extent or another. Some just more than others and some use fear more than others
    Last edited by opendebate; 07-31-13 at 07:22 PM.

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