Incentives, when targeted correctly to the right people at the right time for right purpose, work. It invokes “self-interest” of individuals when the value of the incentive is sufficient to overcome any reticent of an individual to NOT do something when the incentive is trying to persuade to YES (or the other way around).
Senator Ben Sasse felt the need to use his time on day one of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing to explain a few things about the confirmation process, the role of the Court, the legislature. Basic stuff you’d think sitting US Senators should have figured out. I guess not.