Big Brother Is Analyzing You
Malevolence never sleeps…
From The Daily Caller, Chuck Ross reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Paco]:
President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives.
“A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people,” reads the executive order, released on Tuesday.
The new program is the end result of a policy proposal the White House floated in 2013 entitled “Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral Insights.”
The initiative draws on research from University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard law school professor Cass Sunstein, who was also dubbed Obama’s regulatory czar. The two behavioral scientists argued in their 2008 book “Nudge” that government policies can be designed in a way that “nudges” citizens towards certain behaviors and choices.
The desired choices almost always advance the goals of the federal government, though they are often couched as ways to cut overall program spending.
Of course…The Big Lie is always to be found inside these kind of initiatives.
Slowly, but surely, the Left is taking control of our lives. And most Americans are content to remain blissfully ignorant of the creeping servitude, just so long as you don’t take away their big-screen LED TV’s, yoga classes, no-fault fucking and divorce, luxury car leases, etc. etc. etc..
Any Real American’s response to this Despotism would be, first, to tell them to ‘Analyze This, Motherfuckers’ [appropriate crotch-grabbing included], second, to raise Holy Hell and, third, to nudge the rat bastard Tyrants over a cliff.