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Shepherds and Sheep

blackrabbit Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:42 PM
The great thing about individual liberty is that when we screw up, we tend to it in our own time and way,. And like Brownian motion, it mostly cancels out in society as a whole. But when a government screws up, it's all in one direction. There's no cancellation, no destructive interference. Everything is in phase, and the results can be horrific.
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...