The Nazis nudged

When Thaler is asked to autograph copies of Nudge he always signs them “nudge for good” since he and Sunstein are well aware that the principles of nudge can be used for both good and evil. A great example of the latter comes from a 1938 ballot asking German voters whether they are in favor of the reunification of Austria and the German Reich and whether they “vote for the party of our leader, Adolf Hitler.” You don’t need to understand German to figure out how to vote yes.

Hat tip: Harry Brignull.

  • Jkbeadle

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  • Jkbeadle

    Hi! I’ve read the book and love both it and the blog. Would you be able to consider the application of these methods to the arts? I love the new manner of thinking but am not as talented as approaching alternative topics in the manner that you all are. Please give it some thought.

  • Verena

    The ballot asked Austrian voters, actually, not German voters. Well, they ended up being German voters.

  • Verena

    The ballot asked Austrian voters, actually, not German voters. Well, they ended up being German voters.