Obama Administration Believes Intuition is Not Enough

Peter Orszag comments on how the Obama administration will rely more heavily on evidence to drive policy and inform decisions. Evidence should trump intuition — and the higher the stakes, the greater reliance we should place on evidence.

Wherever possible, we should design new initiatives to build rigorous data about what works and then act on evidence that emerges — expanding the approaches that work best, fine-tuning the ones that get mixed results, and shutting down those that are failing.

Read his full comments here.

(Note: this entry originally appeared at consumerology.com)

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