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nudge

A term of art referring to a health-promoting philosophy in the UK in which people are incentivised into leading healthier lives by gently pushing them in the right direction with vouchers for healthy living, foods, walking and so on. Some view “nudging” as more effective than “nannying”, in which government attempts to reinforce healthy habits in citizens with regulations and sanctions forunhealthy behaviour or actions.
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Taylor's version of events is somewhat different, namely that Ellis was nudged instead of the nudger.
Durham's one-day batting is made up of a couple of big-hitters at the top, followed by a middle order of nudgers.
Against the nudgers you might say that it's none of your business how I live my life.
Sunstein, suggest that nudging can be most beneficial when would-be nudgers have much more "expertise" than decision makers themselves, when the context includes "decisions that are difficult, complex, and infrequent, and when [decisionmakers] have poor feedback and few opportunities for learning.
The idea of easy reversibility might, in these circumstances, seem a bit of rhetoric, even a fraud--perhaps comforting, to be sure, but not a realistic response to those who are concerned about potential errors or bad faith on the part of soft paternalists and nudgers.
Baps and nudgers go without saying, and maybe a baguette.
Given this, to justify their project nudgers will often have to take a stand on whether and/or how much the future should be discounted, as well as on how, in their eyes, "well-being" and the best relevant model for the future should be defined.