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Paternalism Is Not Your Friend

“Those who know what’s best for us must rise and save us from ourselves.”- Neil PeartCass Sunstein recently took to the pages of the New Republic to offer a spirited defense of paternalistic government policies, asserting that our quite understandable objections to the state dictating how we should live are misguided, and that we should embrace the guiding hand of our benevolent masters as we would that of a stern but loving father.

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Paternalism Is Not Your Friend

“Those who know what’s best for us must rise and save us from ourselves.”- Neil PeartCass Sunstein recently took to the pages of the New Republic to offer a spirited defense of paternalistic government policies, asserting that our quite understandable objections to the state dictating how we should live are misguided, and that we should embrace the guiding hand of our benevolent masters as we would that of a stern but loving father.

04/10/2013