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Shepherds and Sheep

Auspex Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:15 PM
Thank you DSMike! Sick of people confusing libertarian with liberal with big government. Learn your parties people! Libertarianism means people are free to make their own decisions and free to suffer the consequences. i.e. if you "can't" work, there is help (by fostering private charity!). If you "won't" work, it's not the government's job to support you (again see private charity -- if one should develop to support laziness as a disability - again people are free to make whatever charity they want under libertarianism too!).
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...