I have addressed this book on several occasions. It was written by one of Obama’s henchmen, and it explains how the Left has devised a plan that allows them to force you to do what they tell you to do while claiming you still have free choice.
Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice.
This is all Progressive ‘word-games.’ There is no ‘choice’ in any of this. You either do what they tell you to do, or they will make it impossible for you to do it. Mind you, it will still be legal, they just make it so hard or expensive, you can’t do it. This way, they believe they can tell the world they didn’t force you to do anything. You had a choice, you just didn’t want to pay the price for it. See, they are good people, you are the one who is too lazy or greedy to do or buy the things you say you want.
Honestly, this goes hand-in-hand with the Progressive’s congenital inability to accept responsibility for their actions.
Now, I know there will be many people who will object: saying that I am either over-reacting, or making this up out of whole cloth. Well, I’m sorry, but there are hundreds of stories that all indicate this is exactly what is happening. Here is just the latest that I have seen:
Under President Trump, America became energy self-sufficient, and gasoline hit prices as low as $1.80/gallon. Oh, I know: if you try to check that now, every source will tell you this is a lie. Only, it is not a lie. I STILL HAVE MY RECEIPTS FROM NOV 2020! And they show that I was paying even less than that!
Biden took office and immediately took action to cut the supply of American oil. The result was predictable: gasoline costs spiked. Now, Biden is making moves that he claims are aimed at Putin but — ultimately — harm the American people by raising gas prices even higher while actually strengthening Putin in the process. And none of this is by accident or stupidity. This is all by design.
How do I know? Buttigieg just told us:
Until you start buying those expensive electric cars their buddies in Detroit want you to buy, they are going to keep making sure the gas prices go up, and up, AND UP!
By the way: this is the same lying two-step they pulled when GE was about to lose a fortune on its CFL investments in China. The American People didn’t want their ‘green’ CFL products so, what did GE do? They paid their government buddies some money in the form of ‘campaign donations’ and BAM! We have laws mandating the use of CFL’s. I mean, this is different this time. It’s not like the government is going to mandate the use of electric cars any time soon:
I could go on and on, but why bother. Nothing in the Constitution allows for any of this. Neither the President or even the Congress have the authority to do any of this, but, hey! We have to save the climate, right? Yeah, another lie! But I won’t even bother with that one. No one who cares is willing to do what we need to do to stop this, so the whole world will be drug into this growing tyranny.
Hope ya’ll like eating Soylent Green…
Now, the authors have rewritten the book from cover to cover, making use of their experiences in and out of government over the past dozen years as well as an explosion of new research in numerous academic disciplines. To commit themselves to never undertaking this daunting task again, they are calling this the “final edition.” It offers a wealth of new insights, for both its avowed fans and newcomers to the field, about a wide variety of issues that we face in our daily lives—COVID-19, health, personal finance, retirement savings, credit card debt, home mortgages, medical care, organ donation, climate change, and “sludge” (paperwork and other nuisances we don’t want, and that keep us from getting what we do want)—all while honoring one of the cardinal rules of nudging: make it fun!