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Cass R. Sunstein discusses his new book "On Freedom" [SOLD OUT]

2:00-2:29pm check-in; 2:30pm sharp to 3:15pm book talk; 3:15-3:25pm book sale

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Date: Friday May 31, 2019 | 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Speaker(s): Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University Law School and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Topic: "On Freedom" (Princeton University Press, Feb. 26, 2019)
Venue: Career Centre Lounge (Second Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto, 
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. THERE IS NO WAITING LIST.
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Session Sponsor: Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR)

Book Synopsis: From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means―and requires―today. In this path-breaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn’t nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go―whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships. In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination. That is why they are unfree. People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live―which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being. Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed―and shows what it would take to make freedom real.

About Our Speaker: Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, where he is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy. From 2009 to 2012, he led the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler) and The World According to Star Wars. The 2018 recipient of Norway’s Holberg Prize, he lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Twitter @CassSunstein

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