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    • Nudge

    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition]
    • By: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,928
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,505
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,500

    Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An overly long Nudge in the right direction

    • By Jay on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Misbehaving

    • The Making of Behavioral Economics
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,966
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430

    Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a lot smarter than I was before

    • By Barrie Bramley on 10-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Nudge

    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 560
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 460

    Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration made it impossible to get through

    • By p112 on 01-24-17
    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 02-24-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 560 ratings

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Summary of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

    • By: Cass R. Sunstein, better.me, Richard H. Thaler
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, the authors provide information on how the configuration of the places in which we make decisions influences our choices. The quantity that we eat depends on the size of our plate, the foods we pick in the cafeteria depends on where they are placed at an eye level. However, the same tendency also affects decisions with more significant consequences.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Winner's Curse

    • Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers - they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"; why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day; why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another; and more.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Nudge

    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes can make us poor and unhealthy. We often make bad decisions about education, personal finance, health care, family, and the environment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book I Keep Coming Back To

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $18.20

    • Waiting in Line for the Illusion of Security

    • By: Sendhil Mullainathan, Richard H. Thaler
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    "Waiting in Line for the Illusion of Security" is from the May 30, 2016 The Upshot section of The New York Times. It was written by Sendhil Mullainathan and Richard H. Thaler and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Richard Thaler on the "Architecture of Choice"

    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Economist Richard Thaler and legal scholar Cass Sunstein, invite us into an alternative world, one that takes our humanness as a given. They show that by knowing how people think, we can design choice environments that make it easier for them to choose what is best for themselves, their families, and their society.

    Regular price: $0.99

    • Smarter Information, Smarter Consumer (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Richard H. Thaler, Will Tucker
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Richard H. Thaler, a professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Will Tucker, a vice president at ideas42, report on how a potent mix of modern technology and new government policy is about to transform disclosure – and with it the workings of many parts of the economy.

    Regular price: $1.95