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May 23, 2010

Cass Sunstein Nudges the Discussion

Does Cass Sunstein Link to Richard Epstein?
05/20/10 - Cafe Hayek by Don Boudreaux

[edited]  [Czar] Cass Sunstein is head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

This radio interview reveals he would discard the letter and the spirit of our First Amendment rights, our rights to freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Sunstein wants political websites to ‘voluntarily’ supply access to sites offering views from ‘the other side’. If they didn't, then Congress could force them to do it.

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The "Fair Access to Opposing Views on the Internet and Elsewhere" law has produced some interesting references on the Web, often called "Sunstein Links". For example:

- See also   The idiotic, unconfirmed fantasies of delusional idiots.
- See also   Another Opinion (Warning: May contain pornography).
- For the opposing view see   Cass Sunstein is an effing %!@&#.

One development is the creation of "Interview Links". The offered link goes to an intermediate page asking three questions. A correct response transfers to the end link. One of the questions is often "Social Security Number".

Other services provide a "Variety Link" for a long list of topics. These links are completed by transfering to one of thousands of web pages classified by topic and political view, such as Republican, Democrat, Independent, Undecided, Che Guevara, ChiCom, Born Again, Pet Lover, Vegetarian, and Eastern Anarchist.

Congress is now debating whether this is fair, what the definition of a "link" is, and what "opposing view" means in law.

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