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Post by Dennis324 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:53 pm

Techniques similar to policies now implemented in England


(FOX NEWS) The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.
While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.
“Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” reads the government document describing the program, which goes on to call for applicants to apply for positions on the team.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/obama-nudge-squad-to-influence-behavior/#5u0QlEWKBHacBOVs.99
Isn't this called Propaganda?  Isnt this what our govt did during WW1 and WW2?

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Post by Sir Pun on Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:48 pm

Oh no, it goes way farther than that. This IS socialistic/communistic/whatever the hell you wanna call it, pure leftist doctrine

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Post by Marconius on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:39 pm

Sir Pun wrote:Oh no, it goes way farther than that. This IS socialistic/communistic/whatever the hell you wanna call it, pure leftist doctrine

Pure statist doctrine, not really leftist. Both left and right can be guilty of it. Has happened since the dawn of time. Hell, in a way, we are attempting to do it to one another just by talking on this forum. Course as long as we do not remove other options from the thought process.......it's all good.

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Post by Sir Pun on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:28 pm

Well yeah, but by my view of R v L, statist doctrine is a beast of the left -- being the wing of big government/statism/socialism/control over the herd philosophies.

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Post by Dennis324 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:46 am

I think this is something the Progressives have adopted as a form of control.  Progressivism can be left or right.  Smile

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