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Shepherds and Sheep

Janet355 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 9:32 PM
We were meant to make our own mistakes, I believe, and to learn and grow from them. Government just keeps making the same ones over again.....thinking they are the smart ones that will pull it off. Fail.
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...