Nudge, nudge – no, no – In only two years plenty of bossy-boots in office have leapt upon a new method of manipulating us.
To be nudged repeatedly gives you bruised ribs. It is only two years since two Chicago academics published a book called Nudge, but in that time plenty of bossy-boots in office have leapt upon a new method of manipulating us. Just as supermarkets rig queues to make us work their check-outs for them, via machines that shout instructions about the “bagging area”, so politicians, acting as our masters, delight in nagging us into health and duty.
It is social sat-nav, forever telling us to do a U-turn. Cigarette packets bear disgusting pictures, the price of drink is raised, unsolicited swimming-vouchers arrive in the post. In Scotland, the obesity minister even wants to hide sweeties in shops. Now a Cambridge academic has demonstrated that nudging doesn’t work. There are too many counter-nudges from the other side, like a tempter at the other ear. Nudge, nudge? Say: no more. ( telegraph.co.uk ) Creative Styles, Contents Of Human Life, Articles Of Timeless Love, Life Is A Sacrifice Of Love, Live Old Memories, Combination Blogs, Interesting Files, The Compatibility, Love Is Like A Butterfly, The Mediator And Peacemaker, The Sensitivities, Affections Is Important, Beautiful Scene, The Time To Enjoy, Truth In Life, One Way To Succeed, Luxurious, Good As New, The Days For Gold, Vessel Afloat