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Shepherds and Sheep

Grant43 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 5:57 PM
You may well be right, Bill, that there is no real difference. However, having read this stuff for some time, I can attest to the fact that Sunstein and his ilk appeal to the 'nudge' factor as their get-out-of-jail card: They claim free will continues to exist, but that the overall society is made better by having choices influenced in certain 'favorable' ways.
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...