Working at Wal-Mart

Lynne Kiesling Charles Platt, a former senior writer for Wired magazine, is doing a guest blogging stint at Boing Boing right now. Yesterday he wrote an extremely interesting post about his experience as a Wal-Mart employee. His motivation started with Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickeled and Dimed, and the extent to which it “didn’t ring true” to … More Working at Wal-Mart

Cass Sunstein, OIRA, and nudging

Lynne Kiesling On Thursday President-elect Obama named law professor Cass Sunstein to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an executive-branch office with the mission of analyzing and coordinating federal regulation. Most recently, Sunstein is known for his work with Richard Thaler on “choice architecture” and behavioral public policy, including their book Nudge. Others … More Cass Sunstein, OIRA, and nudging