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Shepherds and Sheep

glenn183 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:11 AM
Why _anybody_ thinks elected people are any better than themselves I don understand. They pay no price for errors. How can elected officials learn from mistakes when they won't even admit to making them?
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...