Nudge-Proof: Distributive Justice and the Ethics of Nudging
Jessica L. Roberts*
A Review of The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science. By Cass R. Sunstein.
*George Butler Research Professor, Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute & Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics, University of Houston Law Center. I am grateful to Jonathan Adler, Emily Berman, Valarie Blake, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Wendy Netter Epstein, Dave Fagundes, Leah Fowler, James Nelson, D. Theodore Rave, Christopher T. Robertson, and Harald Schmidt for useful discussions and to the participants of the 2016 American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, Health Law Professors Conference and of the Case Western Reserve University 2016 Law & Medicine Conference. Emily Lawson and Elaine Fiala provided outstanding support. Finally, thank you to my editors on the Michigan Law Review for their diligence and thoughtfulness in bringing these ideas to print.