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Stephen Green


July 31, 2013 - 5:02 am

The Creep Factor on this one is turned up to 11:

The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.

While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

That which cannot be mandated will be nudged.

Stephen Green began blogging at in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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And that which cannot be nudged will be shoved. I'll leave the "and that which cannot be shoved will be . . . " up to your rightfully paranoid imagination.
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Must have gotten their degrees from the Yosemite Sam School of Public Administration...
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The Ministry of Appropriate Demeanor...
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