Next Meetup

Fireside Conversation - The Ethics of 'Nudging'
It's the perfect time of year to curl up by the fire with a warm beverage and have a good conversation with friends! Please join us as we congregate in the living room by the fireplace to discuss "The Ethics of Nudging" by Cass Sunstein ( All over the world, governments are using ‘nudges’ as regulatory tools to encourage their citizens to behave in socially-responsible ways. Is this ethical? Is it okay for governments to guide individuals toward socially-optimal decisions—or is that paternalism? Consider the externalities of NOT doing so. Does it mean that the public must pay (literally) for poor individual decision-making? (e.g. individuals not saving for retirement may add to government spending in the future; or wide-spread obesity may cause higher healthcare/insurance costs, etc.). Read the article and come share your views! • 7:30 pm — Meet ‘n greet: people arrive, eat and chat • 8:00 pm — Kick-off: introductions & discussion begins • 9:00-9:30 pm — Wrap-up: discussion ends We'll have beverages and light dinner for everyone. If you have food sensitivities, please feel free to bring something you can eat. Please come having read the article and be willing to listen and share ideas. So excited to hear your thoughts on the ethics of nudging! :)

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4240 Berritt St · Fairfax, va

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    Join us biweekly in Fairfax City for some good old-fashioned conversation inspired by articles, short stories, feature pieces, book excerpts, podcasts, videos, movies and more. We’ll tackle all and sundry—current events, issues of philosophy, timely social science, art, writing, music, science, and all other subjects that pique the interest of curious minds! We’ll organize around specific readings to foster our discussions and encourage a broad range of people and backgrounds to weigh in. Come discover, explore, and sort through your ideas with us!

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