To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: How Government's Using Behavioral Economics to Get People to Make Better Decisions
Date: Mon Jun 16 12:24:43 MDT 2014

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June 16, 2014

How Government's Using Behavioral Economics to Get People to Make Better Decisions

Federally funded projects in several states and localities are testing ways to use convenience and peer pressure to get prison inmates and people who owe child support to make better decisions.


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County Votes to Demolish Historic 'Deep Throat' Garage
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California Passes Optimistic $156.4-Billion Budget
Health & Human Services
California Urges Vaccines to Combat Whooping Cough Epidemic
Vermont Sued over GMO Labeling Law
Governor of Georgia Wants to Fix Child and Family Services
Infrastructure & Environment
Washington State's Governor Orders State Agencies to Study Oil Spill Risks
Management & Labor
Obama Intervenes to Stop Philadelphia Rail Strike
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