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Libertarian Paternalism – W16.2

The notion of libertarian paternalism entered broader public consciousness with the publication of the book Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein (Yale UP, 2008). Grounding their ideas in the emerging field of behavioral economics, the authors described a mechanism for the … Continue reading

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Learned Helplessness – S14.2

Gary Gemmill and Judith Oakley (Human Relations, 1992, 45(2): 113-129) observe that, in discussions of leadership, very little effort is put into identifying its purpose or articulating exactly what problems it is meant to solve. Following Warren Bennis, they suggest … Continue reading

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