When the White House Got Into the Nudge Business

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Season 7, Episode 6

This week on Freakonomics Radio: a tiny behavioral-sciences startup in the Obama White House tried to improve the way federal agencies did their work. Considering the size (and habits) of most federal agencies, it wasn’t so simple.

Plus: a terrorism summit. Stephen Dubner reviews what we do and don’t know about terrorism; what’s working to prevent it and what’s not.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business” and “Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism?

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