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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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    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
    No. He really didn't. Christian Europe has never needed to be nudged into killing Jews. They were doing that before the Holocaust. Or are you so oblivious to history that you have never heard of these:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Po...litical_crisis
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Baky
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...ass_emigration
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...sacres_of_1366
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...ws_in_Portugal

    For the most part, Europeans hated Jews long before Hitler came around. He's just another person in a long list of Europeans who have committed atrocities against zee joos.

    Thanks for trying though.
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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    " Tax Filers to pay up" !?

    F*** You Obama and the disgusting Liberal virus you drug into that White House with you.

    Where are the behavioral sciences needed to clean up the gehttos and to stop the mass kilkings of young blacks by other young blacks ?

    The behavioural sciences that teaches people not to embrace the victim mentallity and to be self sufficient ?
    Dont you need a lot of money to be self sufficient?

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

    The whole point of government is to influence peoples behavior. Limited Liability is a thing because more people will create businesses when they don't have to worrying about personally bankrupting themselves if it fails. Criminal justice does nothing but deter certain actions through threat of punishment. Applying behavioral science to improve our current governments sloppy and inefficient ways of doing things is not something to get upset about.

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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
    Remember Orwell
    The Republocrats certainly do. They turned 1984 into a playbook.
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    Re: Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The whole point of government is to influence peoples behavior. Limited Liability is a thing because more people will create businesses when they don't have to worrying about personally bankrupting themselves if it fails. Criminal justice does nothing but deter certain actions through threat of punishment. Applying behavioral science to improve our current governments sloppy and inefficient ways of doing things is not something to get upset about.
    While you have some points, this is not what this thread is about. This is about psychological behavior modification not enforcing the rules of society. The details are what's important. I personally dislike this administration so I will be very wary about the propaganda they disseminate. On the other hand, there may be a future administration that I support and many others dislike. The precedent that an administration sets with respect to it's propaganda arm should be looked at closely and with much skepticism. In addition, I don't believe that this effort fits within the Federal government's responsibilities with respect to spending.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    While you have some points, this is not what this thread is about. This is about psychological behavior modification not enforcing the rules of society. The details are what's important. I personally dislike this administration so I will be very wary about the propaganda they disseminate. On the other hand, there may be a future administration that I support and many others dislike. The precedent that an administration sets with respect to it's propaganda arm should be looked at closely and with much skepticism. In addition, I don't believe that this effort fits within the Federal government's responsibilities with respect to spending.
    Enforcing the rules of society is psychological behavior modification. Simply using indirect methods isn't inherently any more harmful than being blatant about it. The end result of how it impacts the citizens is what really matters.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    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

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    14 posts and Godwin's law is invoked.


    would you rather me use Stalin as an example with his reeducation camps

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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.

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