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Shepherds and Sheep

Jim3013 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 10:45 AM
Dr. Sowell is spot on as usual. What a great country we would have if people like Dr. Sowell held all the 546 positions in the Federal Government. But I'm afraid the sheeple will never let that happen. That "free stuff" is just too inviting.
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...