Doing Good by Default

By Tina Rosenberg

At the end of Tuesday’s Fixes column about changing the default choice from “opt in” to “opt out” for decisions like putting money into a 401(k) account, donating organs or taking an AIDS test, I asked readers to send in their own ideas about where else the opt-out default could be applied for the common good.

Readers had some very useful ideas about how to use a new default to do just this in different fields.
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