Assorted links

1) Can the phrase “I look forward to receiving your information so I can process your case as soon as possible,” increase successful food stamp applications?

2) The city of Boulder, Colorado, is challenging its residents to be healthy and act sustainably. Hat tip: Kare Anderson.

3) A behavioral economics explanation for sticky prices and celebrity endorsers: We take our cues about price from others. Hat tip: Mostly Economics.

4) Do the new larger bars on your iPhone 4 make you feel better about your reception? Hat tip Pete Novosel.

5) National Geographic on smiling energy bills and friendly competition.

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  • Hopefully Anonymous

    Why the heck aren't you responding to recent high profile criticism of behavioral economics by Prof. Loewenstein? Instead you're only blogging “look guys, information framing works here, and here, and here”. You're making it seem like behavioral econ is an ideology, not an empirically grounded framework for policy design. I think behavioral econ is on the side of angels, so why is your approach to blogosphere criticism similar to that of an ostrich?

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  • Hopefully Anonymous

    Why the heck aren’t you responding to recent high profile criticism of behavioral economics by Prof. Loewenstein? Instead you’re only blogging “look guys, information framing works here, and here, and here”. You’re making it seem like behavioral econ is an ideology, not an empirically grounded framework for policy design. I think behavioral econ is on the side of angels, so why is your approach to blogosphere criticism similar to that of an ostrich?rnrnhttp://www.hopeanon.typepad.com

  • Hopefully Anonymous

    Why the heck aren’t you responding to recent high profile criticism of behavioral economics by Prof. Loewenstein? Instead you’re only blogging “look guys, information framing works here, and here, and here”. You’re making it seem like behavioral econ is an ideology, not an empirically grounded framework for policy design. I think behavioral econ is on the side of angels, so why is your approach to blogosphere criticism similar to that of an ostrich?

    http://www.hopeanon.typepad.com