You can read it here.
I thought it was a bit unbalanced, and I tweeted the following:
Richard was not pleased and tweeted back (he's pretty aggressive on Twitter):
Total and willful misread. Nudges can be good or evil from either source. https://t.co/oG6vAw6Yh7— Richard H Thaler (@R_Thaler) October 31, 2015
"Total" is a matter of fact, and can be discussed "Willful" is just a cheap shot.
As to whether or not I misread it, here is Thaler in the piece:
"As far as I know, the government teams in Britain and the United States that have focused on nudging have followed these guidelines scrupulously. But the private sector is another matter. In this domain, I see much more troubling behavior."
So I tweeted a 140 character version of that quote back to him and dropped the mic.
But then Richard tweeted,
@FarmerHayek @ez_angus I have said the opposite dozens of times. Read the book!
— Richard H Thaler (@R_Thaler) October 31, 2015
And then I realized, "hey Angus, you got NUDGED"!!!
Though it's not clear to me how the first sentence in any way incentivizes me to follow the command in the second.