"[T]hese are important ideas, because they undermine the notion that free markets exist as neutral arbiters, showing markets as artificial constructs with important regulatory choices built into them. This is a newly emergent set of ideas, and who controls their interpretation will control the public policy choices they imply. As we move into an era where free market fundamentalism dies, it's important to keep our eyes on the framers of the new intellectual moment. Ideas can be used to prop up the corrupt system we have now, or to renew it."
This is it in a nutshell. Behavioural economics is no more Left or Right than any other bit of the world, it's how you apply the information it provides that matters. This stuff should better inform our understanding of how markets do and don't work - isn't that territory the Left ought to be fighting for?