Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas.pdf
Cass R. Sunstein is the nation’s most-cited legal scholar who, for the past fifteen years, also has been at the forefront of behavioral economics. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. His book, Nudge, coauthored with Richard Thaler, was a national bestseller.
The most controversial essays from the bestselling author once called the most dangerous man in America—collected for the first time.
From Cass R. Sunstein, bestselling author of Nudge and Simpler, comes a collection of thought-provoking essays that have sparked a powder keg of debate from Glenn Beck to major political pundits. In the years leading up to his confirmation as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Sunstein wrote about everything from marriage equality to cost-benefit analysis to animal rights. Here, in one wildly entertaining volume, are his most famous, most infamous, and most provocative pieces.
You’ll learn why Sunstein believes that even rational people believe in crazy conspiracy theories, what America should and shouldn’t do about climate change, whether we should accept a Second Bill of Rights, how to strike a balance between religious freedom and gender equality, whether animals should have the right to sue, and much more. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, Occupier or Tea Partier, you’ll find something here to challenge you, provoke you, or downright enrage you. Welcome to the “dangerous” world of Cass Sunstein.