Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cass R. Sunstein, Richard H. Thaler

Narrated By: Sean Pratt

Publisher: Gildan Media

Date: June 2008

Duration: 11 hours 32 minutes


Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder.

Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

Thaler and Sunstein invite us to enter an alternative world, one that takes our humanness as a given. They show that by knowing how people think, we can design choice environments that make it easier for people to choose what is best for themselves, their families, and their society.

Using colorful examples from the most important aspects of life, Thaler and Sunstein demonstrate how thoughtful "choice architecture" can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions without restricting freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new take - from neither the left nor the right - on many hot-button issues, for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging and provocative audiobooks to come along in many years.

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  • Scott Goody

    Extremely fascinating and informative book, which gives you a new slant on how to see things in the world. Would recommend to anyone who has to make important decisions in their life (i.e. everyone). Do yourself a favour and listen now.