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Mike Hyman, Executive Editor
Libertarian Paternalism and Ethically Problematic Naturalistic Inquiry
Dr. Michael R. Hyman, NMSU; Dr. Grant C. Aguirre, University of Central Oklahoma
Libertarian paternalism—a term introduced in the book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (2008) to characterize social scientists’ efforts to tweak human behavior—assumes people operate in overly complex choice environments that discourage error-free decision-making. To overcome people’s cognitive deficits, choice architects — a suspect value-neutral moniker — “make the easiest choice the one that is the best for the decider….while providing others…if the decider is so inclined.”
Complete Article: Libertarian Paternalism and Ethically Problematic Naturalistic Inquiry
Historical Cases in Business Courses
Dr. Robin T. Peterson, NMSU; Ms. Lakshmi Govindarajulu
We discuss the creation of and potential benefits of developing and using historical cases in business courses.
Complete Article: Historical Cases in Business Courses
News & Notes
From the Editor: Interesting Articles You May Have Missed
Dr. Michael R. Hyman, NMSU
Can’t find enough to read online? Here are links to interesting articles — many posted on NMSU’s KRWG website — that you may have missed during the last month.
Dr. Christopher A. Erickson, NMSU
The legislative session starts January 20th. Both Governor Martinez and the Legislative Finance Committee are forecasting a revenue increase of $141 million from the previous year, which assumes oil prices of $66 per barrel. Current oil prices hover around $50 per barrel. Should this persist, there will be no new money for FY 2016.
Complete Article: Talking Points