WH creates ‘Behavior Insights Team’ to nudge you into obedience
July 30, 2013
Here comes The Nudge.
According to Fox News, the Obama administration is building a team of experts in psychology to come up with ways to subtly persuade Americans to change their behavior in ways the government approves of – kind of like lab rats, Pavlov’s dogs or teachers unions.
The “Behavior Insights Team” team is only in its formative stages, but its goals are all ambitious, according to a recruiting letter Fox said it obtained from a university professor who was identified for membership:
“Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” it says.
The letter shows that the White House has already begun projects to “experiment” with behavior modification at Cabinet-level agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services – otherwise known as the Obamacare People.
And now a lot of things start to make sense.