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Shepherds and Sheep

Auspex Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:42 AM
It's all part of "not being able to see past their noses". Successful progressives want to soothe their bleeding hearts by giving the poor some fish (who cares who they steal the fish from). Progressives in poverty just want the fish, who cares where it comes from as long as it's handed over. All of them fail to see the bigger vision that teaching a man to catch his own fish is the best option, but it isn't an immediate "rush" for the successful progressive and addiction to free fish is hard to break for those in poverty.
John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging."

Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that "people make a lot of mistakes." Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging.

What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are...