Now, the problem with this is that the co-author of Nudge is Cass Sunstein who Obama has appointed to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Sunstein, a former colleague and close friend of Obama, is charged with reforming the whole US regulatory system.“
“As I argued recently in the Telegraph, David Cameron, like John McCain, finds himself stranded in the wrong place because you can't privatise, deregulate or even nudge your way out of a global financial crisis.”
Alexander is so keen to attack Nudge because Sunstein’s co-author, Richard Thaler, is extremely close to George Osborne’s office. But he really should have known about Sunstein’s friendship with Obama and his new role in the Obama administration.