The Volokh Conspiracy
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I'm delighted to report that Prof. Cass Sunstein (Harvard Law School) will be guest-blogging this week about his new book, "The World According to Star Wars." Sunstein is one of the most influential legal scholars working today, as well as a past administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (2009-12). He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School, and the author of many books, including "Republic.com" (2001), "Risk and Reason" (2002), "Why Societies Need Dissent" (2003), "The Second Bill of Rights" (2004), "Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle" (2005), "Worst-Case Scenarios" (2001), "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness "(with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), "Simpler: The Future of Government" (2013), "Why Nudge?" (2014) and "Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas" (2014). His new book takes a somewhat different approach than his past work, but actually deals with some of the same issues; I very much look forward to his guest posts!