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Shepherds and Sheep

Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:59 PM
Yes, though we may make mistakes, those are OUR mistakes. Keep your filthy intelligentsia hands off of them, verstehen Sie? Someone famous once said that if all of the people of the world could come together and place all of their problems in one giant basket, we would each be content to take our own problems home with us.
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...