Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your pocket. It saved hours of your time. It improved your children' s diet, lengthened your life span, and benefited businesses large and small. It did so by issuing fewer regulations, by insisting on smarter regulations, and by eliminating or improving old regulations. Cass R. Sunstein, as administrator of the most powerful White House office you' ve never heard of, oversaw it and explains how it works, why government will never be the same again (thank goodness), and what must happen in the future. Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics has influenced business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, Sunstein, for three years President Obama' s " regulatory czar" heading the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America' s regulatory state. In this highly anticipated book, Sunstein pulls back the curtain to show what was done, why Americans are better off as a result, and what the future has in store. The evidence is all around you, and more is coming soon. Simplified mortgages and student loan applications. Scorecards for colleges and universities. Improved labeling of food and energy-efficient appliances and cars. Calories printed on chain restaurant menus. Healthier food in public schools. Backed by historic executive orders ensuring transparency and accountability, simpler government can be found in new initiatives that save money and time, improve health, and lengthen lives. Simpler: The Future of Government will transform what you think government can and should accomplish.
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"Narrator Joel Leffert's pacing and diction are faultless, and perhaps if this text were simpler, the result would be a more user-friendly audio version of Sunstein's latest offering. The clarity of the presentation helps make this blueprint for efficient government more approachable, but listeners familiar with Sunstein's theories of "nudging" and "choice architecture" will have an advantage. The book's premise of "fewer rules, more common sense" has almost universal appeal, and there are interesting observations from Sunstein's time in the Obama Administration. But ultimately, the overall weight of references to economic theories and philosophical detail makes rather heavy lifting for the casual listener. Like most print books that fail to make the transition to audio, the difficulty here lies with text, not presentation. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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