A psychologist who collaborated with Richard Thaler and also took the opposite perspective on risk as Paul Slovic. Sunstein believes that the system of regulation in the United States caters too much to public pressure. Risk, in his view, should only be calculated by lives and dollars lost, rather than public fear. Sunstein also served in the Obama administration and helped to change regulations concerning common framing devices. This work included the way in which a car’s fuel economy should be presented to the public: listing the much more informative gallons-per-mile statistic than the more common miles-per-gallon information.
Cass Sunstein Character Timeline in Thinking, Fast and Slow
The timeline below shows where the character Cass Sunstein appears in Thinking, Fast and Slow. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 34