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Shepherds and Sheep

bdennis Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 2:07 AM
Many people still believe that the government is wiser than they are themselves, but government is made up of people - millions of people exactly like your next door neighbor or the annoying guy sitting in the next cubicle at work. Government employees are no smarter or more sensible. Do you really want your next door neighbor deciding what you may buy, what you may eat, what car you may drive, how much of your own money you may keep, or if you will be allowed to have that operation?
AZhot Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 7:56 AM
Or standing in front or behind you in the unemployment line.
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...